Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month.
Perhaps not as momentous as last month, but beautiful because every day is beautiful. The simple rhythms of the day carry us along. I am reminded in this exercise that you never know when an ordinary moment is going to become an extraordinary moment. It could happen. right. now.
9am. Drop the boys off at childcare. They love it so much that Sol doesn't even say goodbye, just jumps in a pile of leaves. I watch from outside the gate.
10am: hay bales lightly dusted with snow under the autumn sky.
11am: The sixth grade rehearses their play in the auditorium. I spend a few minutes watching.
12 noon: I work with an eighth grade student to write an essay.
1pm: Fourth graders ride on their unicycles at recess.
2pm: Seventh graders carving wooden spoons outside.
3pm: Back inside for a meeting. I love entering through these doors.
4pm: Back at the gate to pick up the boys.
5pm: Some music before dinner.
6pm: Both boys splash in the tub.
And on to all the details Mama does after the kids are in bed...