18 May 2009

Memories

While I was working at the computer yesterday, Finn discovered a box of photographs in the closet. He brought one to me and asked who it was. I told him and he sat there for a few moments and looked at my 17 year old face and that of my highschool friend Lexie. He put the picture back and then brought me another one. And another. And then the whole box.

He climbed up on my lap and for the next hour we went through that box of photos together.

"Is her name really Lizard, Mama?" "Why are you singing in to a hair dryer?" "That's the boy you had a crush on?" "What's a crush Mama?"

I had forgotten some of the names of the people in the box, but as we thumbed through them I started to put together some of the missing pieces. He enjoyed looking at those pictures with me as much as I loved reliving some wonderful youthful memories.

I wish I had a picture of the two of us together in that chair yesterday. That's a memory I'll never forget.

15 comments:

Kelly said...

Lovely.

natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

Way to find the joy in a moment!

carsick said...

What a nice way to spend time with Finn. Its fun to see their faces when you tell them that it's mommy in the pictures.
Our boxes of pictures sound the same.

Trisha said...

Looking through old photos is wonderful any time but with your little boy, priceless!

Ms. Tee said...

That is precious - what a sweet time with your boy!

Kim said...

How touching. I can just see it in my head. It would have been a beautiful picture.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

What fun. My twinkies LOVE stories of when I was younger and of my father who they never knew. And showing them pics of them as babies - over the moon.

I think we all need personal photographers like the president has to capture all of these Kodak moments that are passing undocumented...

Cookie said...

How sweet! My kids love looking at old pictures too.

noble pig said...

That's a good day. Kids love seeing us when we were younger.

Wendy said...

Oh how wonderful. I love moments like that. My boys love looking at old pictures, especially of themselves. And they love stories from before they were born. I know one day they will stop loving them and it will be more like "mom, stop TALKING." I'm enjoying it while I can!

FishermansDaughter said...

Sawwweeett! Made me teary.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

My daughter loves to look at old pictures with me. She gets a real kick out of some of the weird hairdos. :)

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Amazingly beautiful post. And whilst you don't have a picture of the two of you in that chair... you DO have these words.

Deborah said...

What a great time! And definitely a memory you will keep with you forever.

Jenn said...

It's the unscripted and unplanned stuff that's the best, isn't it?