Tuesday, July 17, 2012
July 17. Day 199. I'm forever blowing bubbles
There are days when you feel like you are just going to explode much like this bubble did just after I took this photograph at South Bank today.
Fact is, every age presents parents with both challenges and rewards.
This bubble was created by a mum playing with a toddler at the edge of the pool. I looked at the huge amount of baggage she had to carry just for an hour or so at city beach. And I watched how vigilant she had to be watching the little one near the water. At that age they are so physically demanding. Certainly there are advantages when they are less totally reliant on you for their every need.
But there is also something really special about their innocence and the joy they have in simple things like popping bubbles.
A teenager is a bit more like the bubble itself - fragile, reflective and prone to bursting at any moment but beautiful just the same.