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Nov 14, 2013 5:43 PM

Throwback Thursday: 2005 #tbt

Came across this pic today when clearing out an old laptop that I'm selling to a friend.

Trippy... and perfect to share on what everyone on Facebook seems to be calling Throwback Thursday.

The pic was taken a few months after Charlie was born and Kacie was just 3 years old beginning pre-school.

Blink and flash forward to today.

Kacie is now an 11 year old (going on 17). She's in Middle School and is plotting world domination and planning the house she will have when she finally leaves us. I think she has a countdown clock on her iPhone ticking away the seconds until that very day.


Charlie is an 8 year old version of Absent Minded Professor. The kid is so stinking smart and we're pretty certain he has a photographic memory. For reals. Scary. Problem is his mind is so full of facts, figures and learning new concepts that he literally forgets to flush the damn toilet. He's turning this Mom into a Nutty Professor.


They appear to actually like eachother back then, don't they? Must have been before Charlie learned to speak, because once that started, his mere breath annoys his big sister. He's given up trying to please her and get her to like him - now it's his life's mission to annoy the living heck out of her.

These aren't the easiest of times here at Mommycosm. Seeing this throwback pic reminds me that this too shall pass. Almost too quickly. Trying to find peace within the fresh talk, messy spaces and squabbles. Trying to teach them all I can before it's time for them to be let loose in the world.

The deception about time is that sometimes it appears endless. The illusion about life is that sometimes we feel so VERY alone. Sometimes looking back actually gives me hope for the future. I survived then. I will survive now. Pretty sure I'm not alone and that a number of my friends/readers feel the same some days. Right??


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