Mummy and Me – December 2020
Another month where I try to get out from behind my camera and capture moments with my son. The month my son had to self isolate due to a Coronavirus case in his class, we brought Paddington’s ashes home, my son turned 11 and we got to celebrate Christmas before being put into Tier 4 restrictions.
My son came out of self-isolation and Friday and we celebrated at the weekend by exploring another walk on our doorstep and discovering a deer park close to home that we never knew existed.
We got to bring Paddington’s ashes home this week, just before my son’s 11th birthday. We got him smiling on his big day, but it’s fair to say that there have been more tears than laughter recently,
He did love the idea of us having matching jumpers for Christmas jumper day.
The quality of the shot may be awful but we had so much fun the evening this was taken. In the evenings after dinner, we’ve been walking around our local area looking at all the Christmas lights and projections. Such a simple thing, but we’ve really enjoyed it.
Christmas time! And the first time we’ve ever had matching pjs. My son loved the idea, I guess that he may not feel the same way when he turns 12 next year, so I’m just enjoying the moment whilst I can.
We should have been going to Whipsnade Zoo to meet Margaret, the baby giraffe, but as we are now in Tier 4 we’ve had to cancel that trip until some point in 2021. What a year it has been, not one I’m sad to see the back of, to be honest.
With regards to grabbing photos with my son in 2021, I think it’s going to become a lot harder. He’s definitely less happy about having photos taken full stop, let alone with his poor old Mum, so we will have to see how this project progresses next year. If I’m lucky I might grab a photo a month, but if we’re stuck at home for weeks on end, I can’t see him being a willing participant too often. Time will tell. Let’s hope that the next year will be kinder on us all.
Have you got out from behind the camera this month?