This time-lapse video of a young girl aging from zero to 12 has been shared quite a bit the past couple days – gone viral as the cool kids like to say.
It is very cool to watch how kids progress. But it brings a tear to the Dude’s eye. Kids grow up too fast.
I’ve been using an app on the IPhone called “Everyday” to take a picture of me and Little Dude…almost everyday. The idea is that the app will take the pictures and put it into a video. I’ve been doing it for over a year.
It’s amazing to see how much he’s changed in a year. And how much the Dude’s facial hair has changed. 🙂
I keep thinking that I’ll turn it into a video. But I always decide to wait for another deadline. The reality is that it’s kind of scary to see how fast the Little Man is growing.
But the beauty of watching a child grow is the next stage is at least as fun as the last. Although, we’re seeing hints of the terrible two’s, so I reserve the right to retract that last statement.
The Dude’s sister is in a race with the Duggars to overpopulate the Earth, or at least that’s how it seems to someone who is completely overwhelmed once the kid count rises above two…i.e. the Dude.
In reality, Sis is an amazing Mom and the Bro-in-law is a groovy Dad, so their increasing kid count is more a testament of their love and strong sense of family than anything else…but 5 kids is amazing and ridiculous all at the same time.
It just so happens that the Dude’s newest nephew and the Little Dude were born 19 days apart. So, both families get to enjoy newborns and watch them grow up together.
For a new parent fumbling on a minute by minute basis through new parent things, it’s great to get tips from a true Mommy pro.
This morning I had the following Instant Message exchange with my sister:
[10:28:20 AM] Dude’s Sis: Don’t underestimate the power of a picture. They like faces… kept him happy for a while 🙂
[10:32:32 AM] Dude: Classic.
[10:36:40 AM] Dude’s Sis: haha just looked at it again… i actually snapped the photo after he had put himself to sleep.
This is what experience teaches?! I’m way over-thinking this parenting thing.