This has been my desktop wallpaper for the last few weeks. It's almost impossible to get a face-on authentic photo of this kid. This image says so much about her right now: her smirky semi-hidden grin, mischievous eyes, thick fingers, and the hair: she's constantly chewing her hair and I'm constantly nagging her about it. On the morning this was taken, she'd been slipping into my bed at night. I was prepared this morning, camera on the bedstead. When Juniper wakes she's like a rooster at dawn: feather's fluffed and ready to start cock-a-doodle-doing. (Except fortunately, she doesn't wake at dawn.) I pulled back a single curtain and told her she couldn't get out of bed until I took some pictures.
Now, it feels like months since either of my kids has slipped into my bed at night. (Really, it's probably only been a week.) I appreciate the more restful sleep but I miss their little snuggles. Thanks Juniper, for allowing me to capture this moment in time. Will you be sneaking into my bed tonight?