Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Look Up look Down


Today I'm joining in with Helena and the others with a Look Up, Look Down.


It's exam season at High in the Sky. They are both working hard: "getting the head down", as we sometimes say round here. Stewing. That means it's our job to make sure they get their heads back up again and on Sunday evening that meant a walk. Not too far, not too long, but at least we tried.

Sometimes I look at quick photos like these and wonder what we'll see in them ten years from now.

- maybe she'll say I was just at that age where I was starting to appreciate some countryside on our doorstep.

- maybe she'll say No wonder you laughed and said my legs were longer than yours

- maybe she'll say I didn't know then how much I really loved physics. No, I think probably not.

and maybe she'll simply say Mum, you took a lot of pictures.

Happy Wednesday!

Oh, and ps..I'm loving the news of all the swaps arriving. Brilliant!


31 comments:

Sandra said...

I'm guessing shell be pleased you did take so many photos for her to look back on, and smile :)

Miriam said...

I agree with Sandra. It is very lovely to see you looking up and down, I have to warn you that it is very addictive!

alexa said...

I really enjoyed your musings on what she might think! You are clearly Being Good Parents at this time. I remember my own two groaning at the prospect of a walk on a Sunday afternoon and yet now they so appreciate what we did and how it helped them develop an enduring love of, and appreciation for, Nature and their place in it. More power to your (joint) elbow :). (As we say up here). Lovely captures of little moments.

Julie Kirk said...

So lovely Sian - She'll surely look back fondly on how well cared for she was.

I must quote you from an appropriate page in a novel I was reading this morning about the idea of 'Schopenhauer's telescope' [that's the title of the book too]: "The great philosopher of the C19th said that to gain perspective on any problem we should travel 50 odd years into the future and invert a telescope, look through the wrong end, from that time in the future, at ourselves as we are, and make decisions with the benefit of hindsight".

I thought it matched your post today perfectly [I think you'd like the book too.] :-)

helena said...

brilliant musings and great story with the pair

Barbara Eads said...

I always enjoy your "imagined" conversations. You manage to hit the nail on the head every time!

Irene said...

Oh, I do hope that your girl looks back in ten years time and remembers that she thought 'there is a whole world out there waiting for me'. So much to look forward to. Good luck to them both with those exams and also support to both parents.

Sue Althouse said...

Love this series and your thoughts. We are ten years past our son being in school and he does come up with some interesting observations on his school days and living at home. Just wait!

Linda said...

Great post Sian:) Love your thoughts on what she might think in years to come. How time flies! We are all done with exams in this house now:) Good luck to them both!

Melissa said...

Great interpretation of Look Up, Look Down! Maybe she'll say, "Thanks mom for reminding me to look up and encouraging me to get the head down for those exams!!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm guessing the same as Sandra....mine always complain about all the photos I take....but I notice that they all love looking at the albums.

Carmen said...

Ah yes. We dragged Devvie to a park with the two young 'uns at the weekend. Think it did her good to blow the cobwebs away. She came home today saying she'd been signed off in Childcare with an A and from Art with a distiction.

Hope the Physics exam goes well x

Alana said...

I think what you introduce to your children they don't normally appreciate or enjoy at the time. But over the years they start to share the same things with their children. I know that as a child/teen I hated cabbage (greens), didn't appreciate nature or walking, never sewed or showed an interest in gardening or crochet but now? Guess what? Yes of course I enjoy all these and my parents did too:)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

And maybe she'll say she's so grateful that you took all those pictures! ;o)

Lovely post, Sian, and I love that you are enjoying seeing your swap postings here and there. It was such a brilliant idea, so easy to do, and so much fun. If I haven't already thanked you, consider it done! Thanks for organizing the swap!

Carolyn said...

Lovely thoughts. I hope she looks back with love whatever the thoughts. You are very welcome. ;)

Ifa said...

Well done mummy. Any such attempt here will be met with revolt. Some great possibilities you presented there but I don't think anyone will ever think "I didn't know then how much I really loved physics".

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great photos! It's always interesting to see what comes back to mind from looking at photos. My brother & I can look at pics from various events in our childhood & from listening to us you'd think we attended different events

debs14 said...

Having a break and getting some fresh air is definitely required among all the revision, even if you can't put those physics books down ;-)
Can't believe that my two will never have to take any more exams ever (although darling son is muttering things about missing studying and perhaps doing a PHD - we're ignoring it, maybe he'll grow out of it)
My swap package arrived today and I'm still smiling. this really was a great thing that you organised.
ps What's next ? ;-)

Amy said...

You know, it is these sorts of photos that I find the hardest to delete when I am going through a round of shots - I reckon they remind me and tell me just as much about our life as the ones that are from a specific time or event.

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are terrific . . . and so very you. I think she'll say "I remember being not so small anymore."
Rinda

Angelfish said...

I think she will be very happy to have so many photos of everyday moments throughout the years. I have a photo of the day I started at the High School and other than official school panorama shots (where I am a dot!)nothing from those years until I went to India aged 17!
Good luck to them both during this exam season xx

Louise said...

...and if you scrap these now Sian, she'll know exactly what you saw in them too. You done well to get a family walk in. My three are younger and already they moan at the prospect of a Sunday afternoon walk. Hope the Physic's exam goes well.

Sheena said...

Great photos Sian x
I hope the exams are going ok.
We are in a similar situation here & I recommended a jump on the trampoline to shake up the brain & relieve the tension!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

*smiling* at the amount of moms here (including me) getting their kids out and about. :D

Missus Wookie said...

I drag mine out for a walk on a regular basis - it's good for them :) Oh and that includes Wookie of course!

Lisa-Jane said...

Well done to all of you! You sound like a great study partner and I reckon they will thank you for the photos in the future. My swap is on its way overseas and I got mine yesterday :-)

Chipper Newman said...

I keep reminding mine that they NEED to take a 15 min break and stretch your legs while studying. We have just encountered Physics and have already butted heads with it! Not looking forward to two more years of it LOL

Jennie Hart said...

Great thoughts and she will treasure those times, same as when I groaned when my parents dragged me out and really appreciate it, I now enjoy dragging mine out and listening to the groans :)

Abi said...

Oh exam season. I fully understand and I am sure that in years to come she will thank you for taking her on a walk. Always puts things in perspective for me.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

What a unique take on the "look up, look down" prompt. You've preserved here one of those everyday moments that is usually only a mental memory--and I'm sure it will eventually prompt lots of memories for both your children. Well done!

Jo said...

Great up and down shots x

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