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As a mom, I try to document some of the more memorable experiences that the wee ones have had – from Mister Man’s first lost tooth to the mosquito bite that swelled shut Little Miss’s eye to fun at local festivals and more.
I don’t capture all the moments I wish I had – the first steps, pictures at every month in the same place for the first year or two – but I’ve got plenty of fun ones and ones that I hope they’ll treasure as they get older.
No, it’s not taking the pictures that’s my problem. It’s doing anything with them (posting on the blog aside) that is the problem. I eventuallly download them from my camera to the computer, but actually printing them. I haven’t printed a photo since a 2001 trip my husband and I took to Seattle.
Ummmm yes, that’s two plus years before Mister Man was born.
At this point, I’ve taken some really neat photos of the wee ones that should be proudly displayed throughout the house. I should be buying stock in framing companies – or learning to make my own frames – after I’ve lovingly placed the remaining photos into year by year photo albums, each noted with the date and the subjects of the pictures.
Oh, I can’t even type this with a straight face.
I’m so intimidated by the sheer number of unprinted pictures I have at this point, I am paralyzed into intertia. It’s one of my goals for this school year to get caught up. Nearly ten years is a lot of photos, so my goal is to take it month by month – September to do up to 2002, October to Mister Man’s birth, etc.
In the meantime, pretend like this picture is in a beautiful frame in our family room. Humor me.
Isn’t he cute?
And man, do I feel like a bad mom now.