“So, what do you do all day?” It’s a question (and honestly, an annoying one) often asked to moms with babies. While I usually just answer with the blanket statement of, “eat, sleep, poop, repeat,” it’s really all those little moments in between that make being a mom completely worth it. The snuggles, the gummy grins, the interactions between siblings, the day-to-day changes as your baby learns and grows.
Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing a great job as a mother, as a wife, as an employee. Sometimes I feel jealous that my husband is at work talking to people with a vocabulary that extends beyond the words “no” and “milk.” Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the dishes piling up and the clothes in the dryer (on their third cycle– you know, to get the wrinkles out). Then I hear my little ones giggling and am reminded of the best advice I’ve been given as a mom: “If you’re worrying about being a good mom, it means you already are one!”
In attempt to move beyond only capturing holidays, big milestones, and fun outings with the family, I decided to do something a little different. A series of pictures showing “what he does all day”– the moments in between the diaper changes and the feedings; the moments that make any doubt and feelings of inadequacy fly right out the window. A day in the life of Declan: