Thursday, May 30, 2013
Baby Movies... that's what we call them. They're the unedited raw footage of life. And ready for this? I've taped every SINGLE day for years and years.
When our video tapes were well... tapes at the end of every tape Scott would put that raw footage on DVD so that we could protect it and also watch it. Now that there are no "tapes" we still make a DVD from the camera at the end of every month.
Usually I tape just a quick 30 seconds. Getting into bed.
When daddy walks in the door at the end of the day.
When Abigail is crying.
When Anna was pulling Chester's tail.
When they're just playing in the backyard or in their bedrooms.
When the house is a mess. When the house is clean.
I get that video camera out and I tape.
Why? Because I KNOW I'm living in the good old days and I can't imagine not being able to look back and hear, see, and feel that love. Tiny squeaky little girl voices, even 9 year old pouty ones. I can't let it go.
And then at the end of every tape after the DVD is made I typed out the contents so that I knew what it held.
And we love love love to watch them too.
Usually we're laughing our heads off but this day the girls were watching Disney World way back when Anna was just 3. I had taped the parade and they were mesmerized.
Most people say I'm crazy. I say, "that's okay... I already know what you can play over and over and over in my nursing home room." :)