I am all too aware that I take a lot of photos of the kiddos. I want to document their growth and all the things they’re learning how to do, but I’ve realised that there is a whole side of them that I’m missing out on. The things they leave behind.
Just like any kids, mine do not always put away the toy they’ve been playing with before they move onto the next one *gasp*. In fact, sometimes they leave a whole trail of
destruction toys and books behind them.
Looking at the things they discard is a great way of seeing what they’re really loving at a certain moment in time, so I’ve decided to start a project documenting the ‘proof of my children’. The sights I’m left with after they’ve gone to bed or dashed out of the room to do something else super important.
I sometimes feel a bit like an archaeologist, sorting through the abandoned belongings, trying to work out what kind of people used these things, and how.
These photos might not seem like much but they tell me that Annie is still Toy Story mad, Ez is teething and enjoying his walker, the toy microwave is still being used as a cupboard rather than a microwave and I really need to work on getting Annie to tidy up after herself!!
This project will change over the next few months, as Ez gets more mobile and starts creating more of a footprint around the house and that’s what it’s all about, watching how they change even though they’re not present.
What is the oddest thing you’ve found around your house?>
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