Friday, 27 June 2014

At the top of the stairs...

The girls were in bed, we had settled ourselves on the sofa with a cup of tea and a chocolate (well... me, anyway) when Dave popped upstairs to get something. Within seconds, he was back down...

"Bring the camera!" he whispered, disappearing back out the door.

I jumped the stairs, two at a time, camera in hand and froze at the top. There spread across the landing was our big girl.

Fast asleep.

 
Seeing her there, dreaming happily on the landing, reminded me of my own childhood. My sister and I, sometimes crouching at the top of the stairs, cuddling soft toys and wide-eyed, fighting sleep; listening to the comforting sound of our parent's familiar voices; the white noise of a kettle boiling; the quiet drone of the television... enough to send toddler eyes bobbing.

We picked her up and she stirred. Eyes flitting open and a lazy smile. Laying her back in her bed she rolled over and returned to dreamland. And I walked down those stairs putting all those memories of the day's toddler tantrums to rest.

These are the moments I want to remember.

17 comments:

  1. Awww....very sweet :-)

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    1. It was pretty sweet... I'm not gonna lie!

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    1. Thank you Wanda... must meet up with you and Summer too!

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  3. Aww bless - that's so sweet!

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  4. Love this! So glad you and your husband were able to capture this precious moment! A photo to look back on with lovely memories just like your own #PoCoLo

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    1. Absolutely! Its so funny how some of these snapshot moments take you back to your own childhood!

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  5. Priceless moment! Thank you for sharing. What a nice memory captured =) #pocolo

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    1. ... one I think I'm going to need to frame!

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  6. Sweetie!
    We did that too! :)
    You got such a beautiful shot of her there!

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  7. Lovely. You're right - these are exactly the little moments we should remember :-)

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  8. Oh what a perfect ordinary moment and so nice that you got to capture it on camera! I remember those times as a child too, sitting in the hall upstairs listening to all the evening noises downstairs. Fond memories!

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  9. Awww I love this, sweet post. We've done this with Lil G before, like you running up the stairs to capture the moment. Dare we leave the phone anywhere else other than our side. x

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  10. That's so cute. Very true about the comforting noises from downstairs too - we realised recently that out little boy sleeps much better with the door left open.

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  11. This is SO lovely :) We used to do something similar when we were kids - our staircase had a halfway point and we were able to see down into the hall and lounge. Many a happy memory spent there. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x

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  12. Gorgeous photo Claire and as you say - one for the memory bank. Your description sent me back to my childhood too.....

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