Today is Noah’s Birthday. Tomorrow is Miriam’s. They turn 32 and 30 respectively. Given everyone’s work schedule it seemed most sensible to revert to what we did when they were toddlers and combine the two events.
When I look at the adults they have become, it is hard to remember them as infants, toddlers, school children. I am sure that I am not the only parent who feels this way. In some ways it is surprising that I can’t imagine them as younger. One of the most favorite activities of Lev is going through all the pictures on the shelf/wall and having George name them all…. and many of those pictures involve any and all of my four as babies, toddlers, or young children.
Like many of us, with the change to digital photography that started in the mid-90s, I don’t have anywhere as many physical pictures of the younger three kids as I do of Shana. Ah, well. They can be perfect in my memory.