I think we've hit the terrible 2s early. My once angelic son has been replaced with a screaming, untamed animal from the jungle. He cries uncontrollably at the word "no" and throws his whole body on the ground screaming if you don't give him a cookie. Don't get me wrong. I like cookies too and feel like crying when I can't have one... but it's still hard to watch. Sometimes when it's just the two of us I legit feel like I'm being punked. I secretly look for hidden cameras every time I have to chase his naked little body around trying to put a diaper on him.
I reached my mom low point this morning. Today was supposed to be my first day back shooting houses, and I was excited. Our nanny called to say she couldn't make it, Oliver broke my favorite coffee mug, and I totally lost my cool.
As soon as I did, Oliver crawled onto my lap and played quietly with a truck for the next twenty minutes - looking up every so often to kiss me. I hit a pretty huge shame spiral. :(
Welcome to the twilight zone.
Here are a few cool things I've found this week:
Have you finished Making a Murderer yet? It's all the rage, and Jimmy and I knocked it out pretty quickly. In case you've been living under a rock, it's a Netflix documentary about Steven Avery. He was falsely accused of rape and spent 18 years in jail. Soon after he got out he was accused of killing, raping, and burning the body of a female photographer. The documentary is told through the lens of the defense attorneys, who think the police framed Avery. Jimmy and I finished the last episode outraged at the criminal justice system. Further research shows there are, of course, two sides to every story, and the rabbit hole gets deeper and deeper. Here are a few of my favorite follow up reads:
Rocksbox reached out to me and asked me to try out their service for a few months. I am usually someone who doesn't wear a ton of jewelry, so I thought maybe it wasn't for me. After a few emails I decided to check it out and see what they offered. For a very low monthly fee you can borrow as much jewelry as you want (3 pieces at a time). You can also buy pieces if you fall in love with them. I have a ton of wedding related events on the horizon and decided to try it out for a few months. I was very very impressed with the selection of jewelry and the signup process. If you would like to try the service for one month free, you can use the code thisphotographerslifexoxo at checkout. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.
And finally, if you have 15 extra minutes, you HAVE to watch this video. I don't even like Adele and was LOLing. Her story about having 5 glasses of wine and buying a fan dinner SLAYS ME.
TGIF- for real.