I spent some time sorting through my digital photo files today, and OH MY GOODNESS. My boys were so little! And cute! And part of me really misses those days.
Don’t get me wrong; I absolutely LOVE the ages my boys are at right now. Ten and eight are beyond awesome. And as cute as little ones can be, I don’t think I would want to be entrenched in the baby/toddler days again. I am getting too old for that (haha). But it was so lovely looking back over some of the photos of my boys when they were younger, and trying to remember what they were like at those ages. I noticed that Ethan often looked older than he was, or maybe that was just because he gained a younger brother. I also noticed Tyler’s very typical cheeky and mischievous facial expressions started to come out when he was only about 3 or 4 years old.
These days, I watch my boys walking around in their flat caps and skinny jeans, telling jokes, singing the latest hit songs and discussing hilarious YouTube videos they have seen. It seems like a lifetime ago that they were toddling around the house in just a nappy, watching endless repeats of Blue’s Clues or walking to Kindy dressed as Spiderman.
I enjoyed my little trip down memory lane. Now I’m feeling the need to scrap a few older photos, instead of having to bribe them to let me take new ones!
“A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.”
~ Edward de Bono