22/52 – Skills, discoveries and independence
A portrait series of my children, once a week, every week, for the next year.
Anakin: There are so many skills that seem so easy when you already master them. But they take coordination and focus to learn. And you’re all about mastering new things these days, claiming bits of independence. What used to be “I can’t do it” is now more than often “I can do it myself”.
At least now when you start freaking out over a snotty nose we can talk you through how to make it better. (And boy, do you hate being snotty.)
Isis: Your body is one big discovery these days. The look of pure surprise on your face whenever you see your hands always makes me laugh. Surprise quickly turns to fascination and focus. You’re trying to gain control over these alien limbs that so often fling about causing you to startle, making basic connections between touch and texture, cause and effect. Watching you learn never gets old. Seeing your joy when you master something never seizes to thrill me. Where did that squishy newborn go that was just here?