I admit, I'm a total broken record. I am constantly talking about how fast kids grow up, how much they change in so short a time and how quickly they go from tiny walking, talking people to big, fast-moving, conversational kids. I say it over and over.
Because it's true. It's all true.
Quick, before they grow up. Right?
One of my recent clients knows this all too well. Jennifer just added Baby #4 to her collection!
Right before Baby Walter arrived, the Child Previously Known as the Youngest, now known as The Third Child, turned 18 months old. (See, this is why I stuck with two kids... any more and I'd confuse myself!)
Inside Jennifer's beautiful home, there is a wall displaying portraits of her little ones when they were 18 months old. So far she had two large framed photos... now she has a third one to hang up... and sometime next year we will - that's right - complete her collection!
This is how I helped her to Freeze Time. We captured George at 18 months for her wall display - and in the process caught a few shots of Walter in utero. She will have these happy memories to look at - even after her little ones become bigger ones and the babies become kids.
Do you have a similar collection of time-specific images hanging on your wall? Perhaps the images show your children as newborns, at 5 years old, when they turned 10 or as they graduated from high school. It's pretty wild to see how each child changes - and how all the children look so similar at certain ages.
If you don't have such a display, let's start one! Make it a new annual tradition, starting right now. It doesn't matter if you have one child or two or more... we all want to freeze time in our own way.