A few years ago I would scroll through photo albums at random, looking at baby pictures of LP and pre-children holiday snaps of Dave and I. It was lovely to think back to holidays, days out and those early baby days.
But now, reminiscing and looking back has become a regular part of our day to day lives. Thanks to the Timehop app and Facebook’s On This Day the children now climb into our bed each morning and ask if they can look at baby pictures.
It has become such a routine, such a habit and something that LP and Little Man really enjoy. We scroll through social media posts from the last year, the year before and even further back to when Dave and I were getting married, when we got engaged and when we bought our first house. I scroll past the text updates, looking for the photos and every time one comes on the screen the children get so excited.
There will be pictures from a year ago, where LP and Little Man look pretty much the same – even two years ago they haven’t changed much but we’ll talk about the days out we went on, the weekend breaks and the milestones they achieved. Before that, Little Man was a toddler, then a baby. LP was a toddler with a new little brother, and before that a baby herself.
LP and Little Man love looking at themselves as babies, they love guessing whether it’s LP or Little Man in the photo – which is more obvious when LP has her hair on show! They love ooooh-ing and ahhh-ing over the cuteness, pointing our chubby cheeks and squidgy baby-ness. They both love babies and seeing themselves as babies is something they will never tire of.
It’s so funny how an app and social media can turn into such a big part of your day. If we have to get up early and don’t have those bed cuddles, LP will always remember later in the day that we didn’t look at baby photos. It’s something we have to do and it’s nice for us all to look back together.
I can imagine having the same routine when the children are older. Looking back at those photos from so many years gone by. It’s so nice being able to have their whole childhood up until this point in the palm of your hand, to share it, appreciate it and then give them a cuddle and start a brand new day – with more memories to make and look back on when that day comes back round next year.
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