I want to remember all the things. I don’t know if this series will be called Motherhood Musings indefinitely or if I’ll come up with something less wordy, but for now, this is what I’m doing. I’m musing over my years as a mother. I want to spend time with the old videos we have and share them for my own sake, but also for the kids for their own memories.
Yesterday Parker found and plugged in the iPhone I had back when we lived in Germany in 2009-2012. It took a few hours to power up (literally) and when it did he found a treasure trove of old videos from when all the boys were little.
Those videos are treasures, and I knew that long ago. Before I gave that old phone to one of the boys to use as an iPod I had transferred the videos to an external hard drive and during the afternoon of Parker’s ninth birthday I watched a few of the videos. I found a few that melted my heart: the eyes on that little Parker-man! the little tiny voice…
So, I’m sharing a few for you to enjoy. Note: the vast majority of people who visit this site will have no need to watch! You’ll be bored, and that’s fine. I watched this and ate up every second, every turn of Parker’s head, every lifted eyebrow, every mispronounced word.
Nana, Parker does mention you at around the 4:30 mark.
Aimee, Cory, and Miss Kayla, you are also mentioned shortly after that. (Feel free to skip to that point! Or maybe this will help you spend 11 minutes of your freezing-cold, blizzardy spring break!)
This first video is 11 minutes 30 seconds long. The second is shorter, and was the video Parker found on the old iPhone that sparked my afternoon of musing.