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Not Just Any Swing

Today I’m linking up with What’s the Story? and this was also a Magic Moment for me. I’m sharing with you a photo of Boo, when she was 10 months old, on a swing in a local playground.

Boo aug '10

She has been on plenty of swings in her time, but this particular photo was taken on Thursday, August 5th, 2010. Why so specific and why so special? This was our first outing on what really felt like the first day of the rest of our lives. You see, the day before, I’d resigned from my career in financial services management, so that I could stay at home and look after Boo.Β When I woke up on this Thursday, my day was no longer about crying because I didn’t want to leave her and return to work and it wasn’t about frantically searching for another way of earning an income so that I could be with her. I felt calm and so very happy (if a little fearful, but I’d just started my business so I had plans…!) The decision was finally made, my fabulous husband fully supported it, despite it meaning a dramatic change to our income and lifestyle, and this day was all about embracing stay-at-home mumdom, enjoying time with Boo and focusing on exciting activities for her. So, we took to the park, and our new lives began…

Oh, and don’t be concerned by the fact she’s not smiling. She rarely did at this age, I’ve now realised looking back on the photos, and then looking at photos of Little Man where he is smiling pretty much all of the Β time. I’m fairly sure she was always happy, though…. πŸ™‚


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