Thursday, April 23, 2009

Their sister is an only child?

This has been a fairly contemplative week.

We have pondered our mortality.

And rum balls.

As a result, the Roo-girl has had a major yen to look at pictures. Pictures of her as a baby, pictures of me, pictures of her brothers.

She pestered me endlessly Monday night to go into the creepy, dark, spidery garage and dig out a box of photos from years ago.

We spread the photos all over my bed, and she gently picked through them.

There were baby pictures. Toddler photos. Elementary school shots.

Mostly of Drummer, Drama King and Z-man.

Some of me and an ex-husband. Some of my parents.

She pulled out some that she wanted for herself.

This one:

Aspen, 1986
And this one:

Mother/daughter 1976
And this one:

Drummer and Drama King, 1985

"But there are none of me," she whined.

I know, I answered. There are other boxes.

"Can we look for them soon?"

Yes, of course.

"But where ARE the photos of me?"

Omigod, Roo-girl, your photos are ALL. OVER. THIS. ROOM.

I walked over the bookcase ... and the mantle ... and my nightstand.


And here:

And here:

And she burst out laughing.

"I AM your favorite," she crowed. "I just KNEW it!!!"

I laughed too.


Pamela said...

Roo, you take the cake!

Burgh Baby said...

Y'all are so freakin' cute!

Kila said...

Haha! Love the photos :)

justmylife said...

Little Miss is the same way. I have tons of pictures of her, a lot of the boys, but more of her sitting out. I love the pictures.

ChrisB said...

I love looking back over old photos. Did you tell her moms don't have favourites; at times my girls(old as they are) seem to compete for pole position.

Secret Agent Mama said...

The babies are the favorites!! LOL

Jaina said...

Lol, she's too cute. I love looking through photos. :)

LceeL said...

I love the shot of the two of them on the bridge. Heartwarming.

Daisy said...

These are wonderful!! And so is Roo.

Suzanne said...

I am dying laughing! Usually the baby of four gets short shrift on the picture front (worse yet, number 7 here and there is ONE picture of me before school age (18 months) and ONE picture of number 8 (4 years old) )

Roo girl is a trip!

Joyce-Anne said...

Roo girl has your sense of humor, I love it.

Janet said...

Too funny, but the two babies on the bridge just stole my heart.

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