A Night Like Any Other

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11 Responses

  1. Rebecca Cazares says:

    Love this!

  2. kmkat says:

    The special moments really are those “nothing much happened” moments.

  3. lime says:

    because i adore you and because you are well aware of how truly blessed you are i wish many more years free of crisis and full of beautiful everything that is.

  4. Lil says:

    My year hasn’t had much in the way of special moments. But it has had lots of tiny wonderful moments I cherish. That is enough.

  5. chlost says:

    We did not have a video camera when the kids were young. They were not very common and were very clunky. We did rent one for a weekend and the kids used it to film a movie that they wrote, starred in and edited. On a whim, I snuck it away from them for a few moments, and had the kids take me on a tour of the house….each tells the camera about their room, their house, their life. It is the most precious thing I own. Keep that video in a safe place.

  6. christopher says:

    Nice message.

    And I often took videos of special moments when our daughter was young. But with a big age difference I waned off tremendously for similar reasons with my son.

    Nice reminder too.

  7. I sometimes hear my boys’ deep voices and wonder where the kids went. Wish I’d had a camera on non-stop!

  8. Stevie says:

    We got bored of videotaping not long after the first was born. Really, I did not have the patience to haul that thing along with everything else that had to go with the diaper bag. And even at school assemblies and performances now I am often pretending to take pics with my phone rather than actually doing it. I much prefer the shots of them snuggled on the couch with their dog or climbing trees in the backyard. Because that’s how I always think of them. I don’t recognize them when theyire clean and on good behavior 😉 Stevie@ruffledfeathersandspilledmik.com

  9. I do not delight in posed photos, nor all the videos of guitar recitals, award ceremonies and sporting events. I love the ones where I catch a group in unabashed laughter. Where the moment is caught to find people at their best – as themselves. Video of the norm of life – much more telling in years to come than the guitar solo we’ve heard practiced 500 times before the performance. Enjoy the post

  10. Deborah says:

    Aaaaagh I wish I had more videos of the kids. In fact, I have two, three maybe? – and even then the youngest is missing. Nonexistent, you could say. I do enjoy your snapshot phrases of family moments, even if they make me melancolic-nostalgic – sometimes more the former than the latter. I’d kind of like to do it all over again.
    You’re such good parents. Your children will grow up to be more of the good people they already are, thanks to you.

  11. Meg says:

    I am a loser at videotaping. We have almost none. I like the window into the ordinary that this provides – like a PBS documentary – “The Professor’s House”.

    For the record, I am glad you had a lovely year.

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