“Is that me? I’m a baby?” my 3-year-old asks as we swipe through a photo album on Facebook. “That’s you when you were not even 1 yet!” He’s intrigued.
There are photos of him marking every month milestone. There are also photos of his first trip to the aquarium, his first time eating table food, the time we went to the museum, and every other photo just because. These photos are valuable more than he understands right now. In a time before social media, the internet, cellphones, and even digital cameras, my mom took pictures of us only at special events. Sometimes the photos got developed properly, and sometimes they didn’t.