Monday, May 28, 2018

Living A Pretty Life With Boys ♥

It's been a little while since I've posted anything personal. Right now I am at a loss of what to do with this little blog of mine and my social media channels. I feel like I've lost my inspiration somehow and I'm not sure if it's coming back.

I think it's all stemming from the fact that my sons are getting older. What can I share about being a mother to two boys that hasn't been shared before? Those beautiful outdoor pictures, which I was so fond of capturing, are now harder and harder to get when the boys are running off in different directions and as they get old, I begin to worry about their privacy.

Tyler will be beginning primary school in September, and I'm conflicted as to whether or not I should continue to write about him and share his image online. Beau is now a very active and very loud two year old - quite in contrast to that placid, dreamy baby I once had and again, like with Tyler, I wonder if I should continue to share his image online.

Last week on a gloriously sunny day, I had a bit of nostalgia when I took the big high pram out of retirement and pushed Beau around in it in an attempt to get him to nap - he was dying for one and we weren't at home. He did lay down in it, but sleep he did not. He did love being up high and watching the sheep and everything else from the comfort of the pram. Tyler was also a very proud big brother pushing Beau along slowly.

I thought twice about sharing the pictures I took of them that day. Would people find it strange that I had my two year old in a high pram? But then I thought, why not share? We had such a lovely day together, that pram is a thing of beauty and what's wrong with being a bit old-fashioned?

Still though, the conflict of sharing the boys online stayed in my mind.

But what would I write and share if not the boys? Yes I have my own interests, my own life story to share - but who would take the pictures? I couldn't have a blog or social media without pictures!

Right now I'm going through a bit of a sad phase in my life and because of this my creativity wains.

My whole 'thing' was living a pretty life with boys in tow. Showing that boys too can appreciate flowers, pretty things and be the littlest of sweethearts that you could ever meet. It's my whole 'brand' if you want to give it a name and after all, I wouldn't have this blog if it wasn't for the boys. It was, of course, set up to document all of our adventures together.

So, I'm not sure what direction this little blog and my social media will be going in from here on in, but I do know that I want it to be genuine, a true reflection of all that I love in life and all very pretty to look at. I love showing that boys clothes can be beautiful too, that the classic/old-fashioned things in life are to be appreciated, that boys can have pictures taken with flowers and nature and love it just as much as girls, that boys can also be anything they want and escape to worlds full of fairytales and lullabies.

I have enough of the tough times in 'real life', my spaces on the Internet are a bit of escapism, where I like to show that living a pretty life with boys is possible.

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