Flashback Friday: The random things

You most likely know by now that I'm 99.5% random.  I laugh at all of the wrong times, too loudly.  I think of the most inappropriate things at the strangest moments.  I cry at the drop of a hat anymore.  (Thanks, Mom, for passing that on to me.)  I record things on post-it notes in my office like, "07/13/2010 11:19am:  First notice mouse batteries critically low" so that I can see how long it takes before they actually die.  I have this theory that Logitech and the battery company are in cahoots.  Oh, that's another thing.  I develop a lot of conspiracy theories.

Another thing is that I take pictures of random things.  After I do I always end up thinking, "Why in the world did I just do that?"  Then, months and years later, I'll look at the picture and it will remind me of a time, place, or thing that otherwise (prior to the advent of the digital age) would not have been deemed worthy of photographing and would have, as a result, been forgotten forever.

No longer, friends.

Because now, I will forever remember the following things:

The time I took a photo of my three month old and two and a half year old side by side to record their identical 16" waists

The time I let Ben and Abby have a sleepover in her bed, only to find her mostly assaulting him mid-REM cycle

The time Abby tried to bypass the ladder and attempted to climb a 4x4 to get to the top of the playground

The time Abby got herself stuck in my bed, suspended mid-air

The time I opened the trash can to find that my six year old son had taken it upon himself to hoist our rusted, old metal wagon into it all by his-very-own-determined-hoss-self

The time I couldn't get to my camera fast enough to record the most unusual sleeping position by my seven month old, Sarah

The time Ben played on the computer wearing a suit

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but they never mention that the worth of a single photo is priceless.  

Even a random one.

Happiest of Fridays to you all.


Valerie M. said...

I laughed out loud Jennie. Those pictures are absolutely priceless! I need to be more random.

Diane said...

I borrowed an idea from you, and have started taking several shots (instead of just one, "capture the moment") and narrating them. They're far more interesting when you see the progression of what happens!

Love the random pictures.

FrouFrouBritches said...

You are hysterical! Love the pictures, especially the one of your Abby assaulting Ben. Soo Funny!

I think your note about the batteries being low is laugh out loud funny! AND I cry at the drop of a hat too! I cried the other day when the couple on House Hunters bought their house - they were so happy and I was happy for them. I couldn't help it. My Hubby just rolls his eyes at me.

Debbie said...

I love this Flashback Friday. I giggled before the first picture because of the battery thing, and I kept giggling all the way to future executive at the keyboard.

That (last) one made me remember a time that Ben came to church and was SO PROUD to be wearing a tie. He was not to pleased to have to wear it UNDER his little sweater so he kept pulling it out to show the other men that he had one too.
So cute.

There ya go... Your random pictures even made ME remember a story.

Debbie said...

Too pleased.
That's too pleased.

sheila said...

Okay, you so could have made this post into like 6 wordless wednesdays, lol! WHAT WONDERFUL PICS!!!

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