I spent the week before Caroline’s birthday awash in nostalgia. So I decided to just go ahead and give into a good crying jag and watch the slideshow I made for her fifth birthday. The only problem was it no longer exists. I never actually ordered it on DVD (dang me and my procrastination tendencies) and I guess it reached some sort of statute of limitations and One True Media took the liberty of deleting it.
Cue the tears and lamenting and the would have, could have, should haves.
The worst part was that I’d saved all those photos on a hard drive and deleted them from my computer because it tends to have memory issues. I’m sure this could be remedied with the purchase of additional memory, but that would require me to have a conversation with someone about technology and life is too short.
Thus, I began the tedious process of scanning photos back onto the computer and uploading images from various places. It was as fun as you might imagine. Yet I was determined to recreate the whole thing with the addition of two more years of life.
But along the way I noticed how many photos there were of Caroline, Jackson and Will over the years and thought it might be fun to make a little slideshow of The Gang. Fun might be an overstatement. I just felt compelled to capture all the memories.
Jackson and Will have taught Caroline what it’s like to have brothers. They love and they laugh. They wrestle and they fight. They argue over who gets to sit in the backseat and they roll their eyes at their mothers when they think we’re not paying attention.
I believe Caroline has taught the boys that having a sister means there is always a good chance for tears and drama when you’re not even sure what you did wrong. And that having a girl around makes your world a little bit sweeter.
Even if it’s a girl that can burp as loud as you.
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