Like a wildlife photographer from National Geographic stalking the Serengeti plains, I crept upon my subjects with ninja-like silence. I held my breath and slowly raised my camera to capture the moment before it slipped away. I debated whether I should even try to take the shot, but if I didn’t, who would believe it actually happened? I could hardly believe it myself. I decide to take my chances, set my iPhone to silent mode, and quickly snap this stunner:
Yes, a picture of my girls actually sitting together in peace!!! Katie listens rapturously to Sarah as she reads to her from a Dora book. And I am so elated at this rare display of sisterly love, that I let out a little squeak. And just like that, the moment is lost:
I’ve been spotted. The girls returned to their usual banshee antics but I know that for one fleeting second, they were quiet and happy. And perhaps maybe one day, they will be so again. Until then, I have these pictures to sustain me.