If there’s one photo genre that’s well-represented from my childhood, it’s the bath time picture. Though I have only this one, I know there are tons of others – my parents’ albums are full of them, as are those of my aunt and uncle, and I’m sure my siblings and cousins have one or two of their own as well. I can see why our parents took these – we appear to have been the sort of fat and cheerful babies that demand camera time.
I chose this picture for today because one of the cherubs in it – my cousin Susan – has a birthday today, one of those important, ends-in-zero birthdays… the one they call “the big four-oh.” Lest it seem like a jerk move to call her out – with a naked baby photo no less – bear in mind two important facts: 1. I am the other naked baby and 2. I turn 40 exactly one month from today, so it’s not like I’m mocking her. I am now, as then, right there with her. (I will admit, though, that I have no idea how 40 got here so fast. Or what took it so long. Time is funny like that.)
So, happy birthday, Susan! I hope your day involves hugs and cake and all manner of goodness. You, my dear, deserve it.
Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so we can snoop into your past, too!