Wednesday, August 20, 2008

in my punky youth

I've decided something.

I don't post even a smidge enough photos of myself here on my blog. At this rate, the book that this blog will someday become might only have a measly 4 snapshots of me...out of 3,000. (Have you noticed I prefer using the numbers 4 & 3 when I exaggerate?) And when my children are 25 and I'm--gulp--50, I definitely don't want them thinking I was never young, or wrinkless, or sagless. (Alright, so I'm hoping that doesn't come until at least 80.) And I know I wish my mother would have taken/saved/kept track of more pictures of her during her punky youth. I know she was a cute little spitfire. So, watch out! I'm makin' a change.

Here I am*. In my punky youth, at the young age of 29. Holding our first born, Julia, at an even younger age of 3.5. And while we're on the topic. Do you know what this stinker said to me today? I was giving her the Reminder Talk as I unloaded the dishwasher this evening and she sat at the island coloring a picture for her cousin, Kendall. It was the talk about why she gets consequences and why she gets privileges. The talk about why things happened today the way they did and how things could have been different. Towards the end of the chat, I said to her:

Julia, another reason why mommy wants you to always tell the truth is because when you're my age, not telling the truth causes for a much bigger and worse consequence.

And then out of the mouth of this 3.5 year old came...

Yea, and when I'm your age, you'll be reeeeeallly old.

Sheesh! What are we talking about here?




*in the reflection of our back curtainwall on the walk-out basement level

8 comments:

Alicia O. & the gang said...

I, AGAIN, cannot believe you have twins...and young twins nonetheless! You look fantastic...wrinkleless and all! Congrats on the change...we should all do the same!

tina m. said...

I like to consider myself punky too! Good shot. I should go try that.

Melanie, Who am I ? said...

Your hair looks so long in that picture!

gina said...

Nice way to get apicture of yourself! Another good reason for more shots? When my dad passed away suddenly at 53 there were few shots of my kids he was in- I'd have loved to have more now. Someday I'd like my kids- heck, hopefully great grand kids pics to remember me by!

Melissa said...

Yes definitely start to take more of yourself! I say the same thing to my hubby that the kids will want to see what we looked like. I know I love my parents wedding album and old photos from when they were young. You are sooo not old!! I am approaching the big 3-0 in a few short months!!!

Lori said...

My daughter (age 7 and 3 weeks -- glup) asked her g'pa if he was friends with Jesus when they were kids. And mentioned to my mom that the bats they were studying in 1st grade had the same kind of "flappy thingies" on the back of their arms like she has.

I'm glad you're writing all of this down! They will LOVE every word of this someday. And the fact that you're taking more pics of yourself and the man will make it all the sweeter!

Ehlan said...

Seriously! Do you even know what I look like? :)

Gift of Green said...

When your daughter is 25, then you will be 50! Er, when mine is 25 I will be, er...hold on, using all fingers and toes...60. Oh boi.