December 1

As I do every year during the December Photo Project,┬áthis morning I got sucked down the (wonderful, life-affirming, nostalgic) rabbit hole of DPP pics from years gone by. With Clara in kindergarten this year (and therefore all the kids in school), my weekdays look really different. (This is decidedly mixed–I enjoy the new rhythm but definitely miss my kids.) Seeing/remembering my pic from last year’s December 1┬ámade me extra achey, and so I was correspondingly extra eager to pick the kids up from school today. Although I don’t usually photograph it, Clara running full-speed to greet me after school (knocking me over like a Great Dane if I’m not paying attention) is pretty typical, and it hasn’t gotten old yet.

DPP pics from past years: (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016