Monday, May 10, 2010

Watching Home Movies

Mamas absolutely love watching home movies, and so do Daddies and kiddos. It's especially great if it's been a while since you've watched them. The kids are all intrigued by how they looked, talked, and acted when they were babies and toddlers, and the parents are all intrigued by how quickly the time has passed. The kids poke fun at each other; Mama and Daddy look at each other with loving but somewhat sad eyes. It's a bittersweet time, for sure.

I think it's interesting to see how we've grown and
changed over the years, even in our parenting skills. There's almost always a difference in how it was done with the first child as compared to the third, whether we like it or not. But that's okay. It makes them who they are. It's also great to see how each child has developed over the years and to see what signs they gave as babies that would indicate how they would be as older kids. (My firstborn has always been so intense and focused!)

Word of warning: If you feel like you've had all the little ones you're going to have, be careful about watching videos of your children as babies. It will be difficult to fight the urge to have more!

Question for you: How often do you pull out the home movies? Who enjoys it more--the parents or the kids?


Christy Bullock said...

It's kind of sad, but we really don't have many home movies. We just don't get out the video camera all that much, well, once we had one! I may just go find what we do have though!

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

Definitely get them out. You'll be surprised at how much they've changed and what you've forgotten.