Why is it that my eldest has finished school for the year and I think to myself, next week I will take my 3 boys to get a photo with Santa. However…..

Over the weekend my 3 year old has bumped, bruised and battered himself. First thing Saturday morning he managed to slip in the shower and give himself a 20 cm egg on his forehead, and this morning when going to the toilet he managed to slip also (how I do not know) but split his chin on the bowl.

There were many tears and now with a healing chin and purplish forehead I am still going to head to our local Father Christmas and get the photo – for it does not have to be perfect, rather a moment in time and later in life I will look back and think…gee he was clumsy at that age!

And if we wait for the perfect moment in time we wouldn’t have the memories of today.

Posted anonymously, 14th December 2014

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  • If you don’t laugh you’ll cry. If I waited for my accident prone kid to never have bruises to do anything he’d never be able to get out of bed.


  • Thanks for sharing your story


  • The photo’s that aren’t perfect, they are the ones that have the best stories behind them generally.


  • i like reading these stories


  • That’s right. This is the moment.


  • Make a great photo for his 18th or 21st!


  • Here and now is as perfect as it gets! :)

    • The key is to live in every precious moment! :)


  • You’re right there is no such thing as perfect timing. If we wait, we miss opportunities to capture moments in time. Lol I hope he doesn’t grow up to be as clumsy as me. Last week I smashed a bottle of perfume when it fell from my locker, plus the two coffee cups I knocked over, one of which smashed on the ground lol.


  • Yes, I agree – which is why some of my photos are less than perfect too.


  • Love the way you think, catch the memory in the moment as it will pass and you will say I should have


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