Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I'm not the most sentimental person you'll ever meet, but I really do have a soft spot for the little things from my childhood that meant something special to me. I keep my beloved, now in tatters, baby blanket "Stinky" in a box close by. He traveled with me across the country and through Europe when I was growing up, and made an excellent tear catcher when I needed a good cry. I love to see pictures of me, thumb in mouth cuddling with my constant companion.
I try to keep this in mind when I see my kids favorite things lying around. I will sometimes snap a picture of their disheveled bedrooms with the most special, matted fur stuffed animals lying on their pillow. I also take picures of them playing with their favorite toys. I know they will remember these things, and looking at a photograph years from now may take them right back...