Great Parenting Moments


While wading through my unwieldy collection of unedited photos (current count: 4,512), I stumbled on some memorable parenting moments.

I wouldn’t categorize them as “reckless” but they did trigger consideration.

As in, what were we thinking?

Here are some highlights — or lowlights, depending on your perspective.


Everyone’s happy when there’s a vodka/cranberry in easy reach… (Cayden, age 6 mos)




“Go on, get on the alligator. I’m sure it’s safe.” (Cayden, January 2008)



“Oh, she’s fine, she’ll get up…” (Hadley, Jan 2011)



This was Martin’s transgression — baby misplaced and later found on windowsill. (Brynn, 2011) 



A joint bad decision. Martin did the sheep herding/baby juggling, but I photographed it. (Brynn, 2010) 



And finally, last summer. It seemed like a good idea…