Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Tweaked" Tuesday

Three years ago, I found this photo of 4-year-old me, and I added it to my S’no Fun post, but after I did so, I changed my mind. It’s as if I wanted to protect her, this “Mini-me,” if you will, from any harmful memories about snow, because obviously, I must have liked it at one time.

I love this photo, because it shows a sense of open-mindedness; a willingness to go beyond follicular (is that a word?) boundaries. On the back of the photo, Mom had written, “Barbie made this snowman all by herself!” It’s evident from my proud face that I was pretty darned pleased with myself over this push-broom doffed, gashed-mouthed pal of mine. With my six older siblings likely at school, my 18-month old sister taking a nap(?) and my youngest sister not yet born, I had my mom to myself! And here she was, taking a photo, when she probably would have preferred to be taking a nap herself.

There are twelve photos of me (by myself) in my collection, and I think that’s a darned good number for a family our size. How many second and third borns (let alone 7th borns) can make that claim? I just called Mom to thank her. She said, “Oh, you’re welcome, Sweetie.” She’ll never really know how much I appreciate the simple snapshots she took so long ago, photos that remind me of carefree days, early accomplishments, and yes; a love of snow.

[A "tweaked" post, orginally published in December 3, 2007]

15 comments:

  1. It's true that you almost never hear a kid dislike the snow. What is wrong with them???

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  2. How very sweet you and your broom haired/hatted snowfriend are. I just love your mama, she is one special lady!

    Have a fantastic day and may God richly bless it!!!

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  3. A rather proud little gal for sure. But you didn't tell what happened, next when you plugged it into a socket and screamed "Give my creature LIFE!!!!"

    Sed a give?

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  4. I need to get my camera out. NOW!!!

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  5. Yeah, your mom is pretty amazing, isn't she? I don't htink I have more than a handful of pcitured of the middle TWO, but lots of baby 1 and baby 4. Which I have actually tried to remedy since the advent of digital cameras (and hope to RE-remedy once I replace the camera that got broken...).

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  6. I LOVE this photo!
    speaking of snow and snowmen...i prolly need to contact your SIL...she isnt familar with okie ice yes i said ice storms then factor in they are forcasting a possible up to 12 inches on top of 2-5inches of ice...possible power outages etc...i need to take her to secret garden candle company to stock up on candles...i need to give her my potatoe soup recipe...i need to make sure she has wood for her fireplace...oh does she have a fireplace...and we gotta do alll this before thursday!!! no one should be at the store wed night or any time on thursday lol it's a mad house...yes this is my world...i hope it is all for naught'

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  7. I'm bogged down with pictures. Tons of pictures. But then I go and forget to snap more than one at Christmas. I got my middle son which my daughter will say is proof he's my favorite... no, just standing still at the moment I saw my camera and then I put the camera down and no more pics for the day. I love pictures. I even love other people's pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Awe, such a sweet post. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Happy to hear that I took naps and gave you some one on one with Mom! :o) I just love this picture of you!

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  10. I wondered what was on top of his head - a push broom! That's great!

    It's like pulling teeth to get my sister to take photos of her kids, but in the days of regular film and lots of kids, I can see how photos could be few and far between.

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  11. Awwww, that's such a sweet post. I love how you talk so positively about your family. I have to say that I do try to make an effort to get pics of the wee ones by themselves, but ... sometimes it's hard!

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  12. I love this pic. I was so glad when you put it back up! Love the broom hair! Yeh, mom was so busy, I can't imagine where she got the time to do some things, like crochet me that granny square mini dress and hat when I was 17 or 18 and she had 9 kids! And I used to wonder why she would be resting on the couch sometimes when she'd ask me to do the dishes after school. :0

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  13. I love this photo. I love that it brings back such fond memories.

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