My new-mom friend Chezza commented that my last post was juuuuust the right length for her attention span at the moment and I laughed and laughed. Congrats, Chezza! I am sure that you are already a kick-ass mom.
But seriously, back to me. Chezza's comment reminded me that I totally forgot this thing that I was going to post for Mother's Day.
Naturally, my mother gave me the greatest gift of all - LIFE!! But this past Solstice, she gave me a gift of almost equal value - a video of my first year or so on the planet, which she had lovingly had transferred from super 8 to DVD.
I was born in the 1970s, when documenting your child's every move on film was not so common. So this shit is GOLD!! I felt like a cat going through the mirror stage when I first saw it.
Because you are neither me, nor my mother, I'm not posting the entire 15 minute video of me holding my toes, running around in my diaper at the waterpark, learning how to play ball and generally being adorable in my Osh Kosh B'Gosh overalls (although I do enjoy how I look like a teeny tiny lesbian).
BUT I did want to share my favourite minute and a half of the video, because:
1. Look how gorgeous my mom is! She is still that gorgeous.
2. Look how much like Jesus my dad looks! He looks more like a koala bear now.
3. FUCK I hated that Winnie the Pooh snowsuit. And also, that sled. There's a soundtrack that's pretty funny as well.