This post by Jennifer Flaten
My son is a fifth grader this year, which means at the end of this school year, he will “graduate” to sixth grade. To celebrate his school is having a graduation dinner. At the dinner, they will play a slide show with photographs of all the fifth graders.
I need to provide a current picture-ok, not too hard since the kids are obsessed with taking selfies. Just this Sunday, known as “selfie Sunday” around here the kids took 50 pictures of themselves playing with the new basketball hoop.
Now, to find one that isn’t of the boy’s nostril or eyebrow-he hasn’t quite mastered the selfie yet.
A kindergarten picture-hmm, if I can’t find that there is a chance his kindergarten school portrait is hanging on the fridge. Mental note time to clean off the fridge.
A baby picture-Hey, I could give them my favorite baby picture of him, the one where he is dressed in a yellow terry cloth duck suit! Ah, no he probably would never forgive me for that, I had better go find a different one.
Down to the basement I go. I would love to tell you I have gorgeous scrapbooks filled with carefully curated assortment of photos, all neatly labeled, but the sad truth is my photos are stored in a giant plastic storage container.
The storage container is in addition to a large assortment of digital pictures.
Finding a picture is an adventure. One that usually takes about five times as long as it should any time I go looking for a picture because a) none of the packets are date labeled b) I get distracted looking at all the old pictures.
Embarrassing fact, we have as many pictures of our pets as we do our children.
Today in my question to find a picture of my son as a baby, I found a picture of my husband and me at the Chicago Auto Show from 1993.
I also found some adorable pictures of my son as a toddler and a kindergartner, although the baby pictures (especially the duck suit one) eluded me.
So do you have neatly labeled albums or are you like me?