Clearing out some old folders (actual folders, not the digital kind) I stumbled on this photo.
Pre digital, an actual print.
When Dan was little I was very mindful of photographing the little things – things I wanted to remember when he grew up. The things you tend to forget.
Like the temporary tattoos they love to adorn themselves with, the fact that he loved as many bubbles in the bath as humanly possible (unlike his younger sister who can’t abide them). But most of all here I wanted to remember his eyelashes. Unfeasibly long, dark beautiful eyelashes.
Dan is 11 now, so all of these things have passed. And the chances of snapping a photo of those lashes are minimal at best.
So this is my little piece of advice from the mother of a pre-teen; Get all those photos while you can, especially in this digital age when you can snap as many as you like. Photograph the silly little things which make them, them.
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