me and my mama, circa 1983.
i'm not sure how old we were when we stopped doing these annual height comparison photos. i'm nine here, the same age my N is now. usually i feel like she looks a lot like me, but looking at this photo, i realize that she doesn't really look that much like i did at nine. the height ratio (me to my mom then, N to me me now) is almost eerily identical though. we are short folk.
also, i love the glimpses into our early 80's living room that this photo provides. i love seeing our old orange couch, that quilt piece in the giant hoop, that creepy china doll. weird how seeing objects in photos can stir the memory. when i'm taking pictures of my kids, i sometimes wonder if i crop too much out. setting a goal to step back more often- maybe my girls will want to see our equilalent of that duck pillow when they are my age!
on the subject of motherhood, you've probably read tina fey's mother's prayer for her daughter by now, but if not, go. read it. it's so good.
happy mother's day to all the mamas in my life, to the mamas to be, and especially to the mamas doing it all by themselves. hope your day is great!