Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Gallery. Motherhood.

The Gallery. Week 15: Motherhood.

The theme for The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers this week is Motherhood. Not as easy as it sounds. Trying to define what Motherhood means to me in just one image is difficult as I have so many images of my little boy that make me proud, bring tears to my eyes and all of the other emotions that you can feel in just one day as a Mother.
I chose this one eventually. It's special because there aren't many photographs of us together and because he's still very newborn in it. This means that I was still caught up in the haze of new Motherhood. Remember that? I would spend hours marvelling at the wonder of my own creation and not quite believing it was really happening at all.

I want to share a little story that sums up Motherhood for me right now. My Little Prince is completely obsessed with the film UP at the moment. This evening, I was on my way home from work still pondering what I was going to write for this post. I opened a message from Mr Nudie that made me well up in the same way this photograph does. He was watching UP with the boy after collecting him from nursery and had been trying to explain the bits in the film where the old man looks really happy with his wife in photographs.

Boy: 'I don won wife'
Mr Nudie: 'That's Ok, you don't have to have one'
Boy: 'I just won duddle my Mummy'.

That, my friends, is what Motherhood is all about.


  1. Lovely image, you both look so peaceful. Both my boys have wanted to marry me at some stage - it is just adorable - wroig, yes, but adorable none the less

  2. Love the photo, love the words :)
    And yep, can totally relate to that newborn haze where it's all completely surreal... brilliant, but surreal.

  3. Very very lovely photo.

    Aren't little boys just scrummy?

    LCM x

  4. Oh it is! Lovely photo *sniffs* and aren't little boys just the bees knees?!

  5. those first few weeks are honestly my favourite time in my life. I may have 5 or 6 kids, just so I can have that over and over.

    Lovely photo

  6. Summed up brilliantly, in words and in photo! :-) x

  7. It is gorgeous and I love that he wants to 'duddle' with you only :D

  8. I find little boys so snuggly - Robbie is way more affectionate than Milly was at the same age. He asks me for Cuddles all the time - it's lovely! Beautiful photo.

  9. Gorgeous post!
    Monty says to me ''shall we do snuggles now Mummy?'' and it makes me go weak at the knees. Love our boys. xxx

  10. Lovely photo lovely story x

  11. this picture would be perfect on a canvas !
    it should be part of the 3 winners !

  12. What a lovely post and a great picture ;)

  13. Such a gorgeous pic and post :D X

  14. What a wonderful picture, you look so peaceful and contented together.

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