My sons are on the brink of manhood, which makes the mundane bits and pieces of our lives — an egg sandwich prepared for Father’s Day, an Impressionist painting for a school project, a new account for a very first paycheck — all the more poignant.
Seeing these rapid-fire photos of June all mixed together reminds me of the wisdom of the great Ferris Bueller, who said:
“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
As you’ll see in my two-minute video, June was heavy on tennis and social gatherings, which is exactly how June should be.
It was fun documenting my daily life for a month, but I will be glad not to feel compelled to pull out my phone and say things like, “Let me take a picture of you with your library book” or “Take a picture of me holding the potato salad.” My kids will be glad too.
Oh, the joy of trying to take a picture of a teenage boy
Key to the month of June: Coffee / Yard work / Tennis practice / New sneakers / Hanging out / Dinner at Hanafin’s / Karaoke (viewing) at the Winchester / Cards / Coffee / Driving lesson / Haircut / Grocery store / CVC registration / Cookout / Coffee / Rain / Classroom / School lunch / Hanging out / CVC tennis / Around the house / Before school / Composting / Snacking / Treadmill / Blog / Classroom / Dinner / Driving lesson / Indoor s’mores / Art show / Staff breakfast / Filipek tennis tournament: playing mixed doubles / Filipek: watching men’s doubles / Filipek: playing mixed doubles / Driving lesson / Dinner at Slider’s / French Open final at CVC / Finalizing my will / Espresso / Video games / Filipek: watching men’s doubles / Impressionism project / Rainy courts / Filipek: playing ladies singles / Making PB&J / Parking garage / Recycling / Book fair / Classroom / Family dinner / Filipek: playing mixed doubles / High school tennis banquet / Wine / Lunch box / School bus / Baby shower / Happy hour / Filipek: watching men’s doubles / Cardio tennis / Bowling / Hanging out / Photoshopped license plate game / Father’s Day breakfast / Recycling the cans / Depositing first paycheck / Anniversary dinner at Eli’s / Podiatrist / School field trip / Classroom monkey in the middle / Staff picnic / Family dinner / Advisory four square / Classroom Olympics / Dressing up for a band performance / Friday night mixed doubles and social / Cardio tennis / Graduation party / Big Green Pizza Truck at CVC / Last day of school / Tuesday night tennis / Cardio tennis/ Five Guys / Library / Rained out tennis = more coffee / World War Z 3D / Sliders / Friday night tennis / Pool party / Block party
h/t Stuck in Customs | #monthinthelife