In Their Shoes: A personal project

This is my personal project of my children, for my children. It is for them to see the world as I see it, and for me to remind myself to see the world from their view. Sometimes we are so focused on our agenda that we forget about others, and I feel this is especially true in parenthood. We are so caught up in doing what we need to do to provide for the family—doing what we think we should be doing for our family that we often forget that our kids don’t have a preconceived notion of how things should be. When we are so busy rushing them off to daycare so we can go to work and provide for the family, we forget that they just need an extra-long hug for them to make it through the day without us. My children inspire me to be the best parent I can be, and sometimes we just need a little reminder of what that means from their perspective.

  Parent:  It's too cold and it's too wet for you to go outside right now, you're already dressed and I don't want to have to change you again. I have to take you to daycare soon and I'm already going to be late for work with the traffic from the rain.  Child:  There's never been so much water outside before! I wonder where it came from, if only I can go outside and find out!

Parent: It's too cold and it's too wet for you to go outside right now, you're already dressed and I don't want to have to change you again. I have to take you to daycare soon and I'm already going to be late for work with the traffic from the rain.
Child: There's never been so much water outside before! I wonder where it came from, if only I can go outside and find out!