I went to the fair as a child. Everything was huge and bizarre and energizing. I remember dirty feet, sugary treats, staying up late and winning a goldfish that lived for years. I remember the autonomy I felt, skipping off to a ride with friends and having my own money to spend.
The carnival is so weird, colorful and fascinating. And the agriculture, home crafts, animals and art are the essence of humanity. Making stuff, growing stuff and sharing it with others. People hanging out and talking about their craft, petting their pigs and goats, showcasing their best vegetables. Man, I love the fair.
In today’s mama digs, I write about my challenges in working from home with my kids. In the end, I want my daughters to remember how passionate I was about my work and how insignificant it was compared to my love for them. Read more in mama digs: limbo champion. Are you home with your kids? What is your biggest challenge?
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I adore that picture of the girls eating corn. Although I don’t have any “work” to do at home besides take care of my 9 month old daughter and clean, cook, craft, etc I find it hard to get everything done with balance. I always feel bad if I do not devote 100% of my attention to her when she is awake. But that’s not realistic, is it? You are doing a great job!