"A portrait of Josephine, once a week every week in 2013".

That, up there, is a moment of true magic. One I doubt I'll ever forget. That, up there, is a picture of Josephine and her cat, Teeny. 

One afternoon this week, I was tapping away at the computer while Josephine was happily playing. Suddenly she took my hand, exclaiming 'cat! cat!' Puzzled, I stood up and let her show me what she was so excited about. She led me to the fireplace, laid down and pointed at the tiles in front of her. 

Josephine: 'Cat! Cat!'
Mama: Where darling?
Josephine: There!
Mama: In front of you? Wow! How big is it?
Josephine: This! (making a very small shape with her hands)
Mama: Oh! And what colour is it?
Josephine: Red!
Mama: And what's it's name?
Josephine: (thinking about it carefully) Teeny! 
Mama: It's name is Teeny? Wow! 

Her first imaginary pet/friend. It was an extraordinary moment, that was so wonderful. She was so excited, and she sat looking and talking to Teeny the Cat, like this, for about ten minutes. My camera happened to be on the table and I snapped these shots. 

Teeny has been with us all week. He mostly lives in her cot, and they play when she goes to bed. Ben and I listen with glee as we hear her talking to him ('hello cat!') across her monitor. 

This girl. She blows our minds every day. 

Taking part in Jodi's 52 Project.


  1. Amazing, lovely and amazing... And a lovely capture too.

  2. magic! and so beautifully captured. i see the glee in her eyes completely (and can sense your wide smile) xx

  3. I used to have 100s of animal imaginary friends. Maybe it's an only child thing but it brought so much joy into my childhood. I hope it does the same for her.

    Sam // samanthaheather.blogspot.com

  4. children truly amaze me. every single day. i love their creative mind and innocent souls. it's so wonderful that you are writing down these memories!!

  5. Oh my, this is insanly sweet! She's so precious! xxxxx

  6. Nell, that is so cute, & so cool! Imaginations are the absolute best. Kellie xx

  7. So so sweet! Imaginary friends are the best sort!!