grabby hands

it's such a joy watching a baby turn into a real person. G has just started sitting up and her manual dexterity has correspondingly jumped forward, now there's no stopping her with her leaning and grabbing. nothing's safe, she broke her first glass last week.

i'm not sure whether i've made my job harder or easier by trying to describe motherhood without including recognisable pictures of the girls. i hope it makes me think more, steers me away from the obvious, the crowd pleasing adorable kid shots (of which i have bucketloads), it certainly makes me try different angles. but i hope their usual absence doesn't leave too much of an empty space, i'd like to think their constant presence just outside the frame (generally grabbing at the camera) makes itself felt.