I have the worst memory ever. EVER!
At least, it feels that way sometimes.
Looking back at childhood pictures can be helpful in bringing to remembrance a place, a moment, a pet, a toy. But think for a minute. Remember what you had for dinner last night?
Close your eyes and picture it.
Do you picture yourself – like, actually seeing your body seated – with a plate in front of you? Or do you simply picture the plate itself from what was your view at the time? I guess what I’m asking is does your memory show you life through your eyes? Or is it from the lens of a cameraman who follows you around?
Personally, I remember life as seen through my own eyes. So I thought it’d be fun (and potentially helpful one day) to capture Bennett’s world through his eyes.
Here’s what he sees every morning, first thing:
Here’s a couple looks around the crib from his vantage point:
The delightful orange, plastic bear (funny/adorable video here):
His view when we change his diaper:
Kinda boring view, huh? I thought so, too. Naturally, this needed a remedy. No surface in this home is safe from my eagerness to educate! What you see at the bottom of that pic is the underside of the closet shelf. A few nights ago, I cut out some letters from old scrapbook paper. Yesterday morning, Brian helped me to laminate them and to back them with velcro.
Yes. It’s morning. Brian’s shirt is both inside out and backwards. But seriously, is there anything sexier than a man and a laminating machine? (While I realize that this sounds sarcastic, I assure you it is not.)
Now this is Bennett’s diaper changing view!I plan on buying some old children’s books at a thrift store and cutting up some more pics (shapes, colors, objects, Christmas trees, etc.) to swap out from time to time.
(Feel free to pin any of these pics to remind yourself to create memories from someone else’s perspective or to share with your friends who have kiddos!)
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