When I flicked through my camera memory card to extract the photos I’ll be publishing in the paper, I found these blurry and over-exposed pieces of evidence that the little kiddo has been my number one deputy roving reporter this week.*
The jury (me) is still out on whether I can sustain the travel and story-gathering aspects for these new profile pieces I’m writing and photographing with a kiddo accompanying me. Long-term, the answer will be no, I already know that, but for now, with a bit of tweaking of schedules between Alex and I to share the load, I think we can manage it. Just.
As for my little deputy – well, what’s not to love about being on an adventure with your mum gallivanting through the countryside and getting to climb in rainforests, meet horses, throw balls for dogs, pick dandelions and drink babycinos with marshmellows** floating on top? Not to mention nicking off with cookies from news conference this morning.
Do you work with your children around? Maybe you are a WAHM (or dad)? If you do, how do you manage it? I’m always open to tips.
For now I’m deliberately keeping the pace slow and my expectations realistic. The whole raison d'etre for me working is to keep us all happy (me creatively, the family unit financially) so pushing the kiddo and I past our limits would be counter-productive.
p.s Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on the supermoon photos. You are awesome blog readers!
* I’ll post some better photos from our roaming soon. These were snapshots taken on the fly, the only ones with the kiddo in them, and the last one was me testing out a new lens at the office – can you spot Maddi in among the chaos of that newsroom?