I was drinking a wine flight the other night, out at an actual restaurant (Trulucks), thanks to my very helpful in-laws. I was surprised, and delighted, to see how helpful they’ve actually been, from cleaning dishes to cooking, but much more than that, hanging (and shopping for) blinds, building us a swing for our porch, and dealing with all the feedings and crying and diapers, to the point where Phil and I were actually able to go out, alone. And in being out, and after a glass of wine, I admitted something to Phil.
"All this time, I’ve loved Abigail a little more."
"What? I can’t help it. She has red hair and is a girl, and she’s such a little actress, and… well the point is, now I think I like Lucas more."
"You’re not allowed to have favorites."
"It’s more like having moods, not favorites really. Sometimes I can appreciate Lucas more than I appreciate Abigail."
"No, no. I know this sounds bad and all wrong. Of course I love them equally, but it has taken me a while to appreciate what a little bean lover Lucas is. Besides, he’s good at breastfeeding. She kind of wants to take me out back and kick the shit out of me." So for the record, since I posted so many photos of Mr. Lucas the other day, well, it’s my girl’s turn.
And since there are always questions about my photography: I used my Nikon D100 with a 105mm Macro lens. I used manual focus and also shot in both manual and aperture-priority modes. As for how I created this particular collage, it’s an action found inside Photoshop.