To say that moving into my new studio has created growing pains is an understatement of grand proportions.  Ask my kids.  Yes, this is the busiest time of year…and yes, all new businesses have growing pains.  But the guilt gets to me…and my kids are the first to let me know that I work too much.  So yes, some changes for HLP will be made in the new year…my sanity demands it!  But they will be positive changes for everyone…me, my kids, my clients…it’s all good!

Today was the first day in a long, long time that we did nothing.  We’re talking sleeping in…a big fat breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes…the kids sledding…me baking…  I even sat down to read a book!  Gasp!  I still have plenty of work to keep me busy, but now I feel like I can be a little normal…and my kids can have me.  ALL of me.

So we all know that the cobbler’s kids go barefoot, right?  The cobbler spends all day making and fixing shoes, but his own kids…well, he just doesn’t have the time to work on theirs.  The same can be said for photographer’s kids…and mine fall into that category.  Now, if they were excited to get their photographs taken, maybe I’d do it more often, but they often whine and moan about having it done.  But when they got off of the bus a couple of weeks ago, I made them brush their hair and put on cute clothes…and after the screaming subsided, we ventured out into a snowy field and I tested out my new camera…

The 12 Days of Christmas – Day 7

Children

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