In previous years this has been extremely difficult. I enjoy looking at all the new babies, people with new pregnancies, families out and about -- except it's literally watching the passage of time, the evolution of people's lives, the bellies that are now babies and the babies that are toddlers and so on. It's just a little depressing when you are continuously static in your pictures...unless you count the fact that I am ever so slightly chubbier with every passing year.
It's not just me, either -- I have a friend who is in her late thirties and single, and the slideshow is a parading of weddings and couples and families that show how her pictures are static, too.
Blah blah blah comparison is the thief of joy blah blah, it's more the contrast, the stark difference, between your stasis and everyone else's forward movement and constant change and procreating everywhere that can make a body feel a bit low at what's supposed to be a fun, celebratory kickoff day.
Last year was a lot of fun, because we had been homestudy approved and we spent the summer registering at the BBB baby store, and so my way of sharing this news was this picture:
|So much excitement! It could be ANY DAY! (Or it could be a year later and no different!)|
I found myself struggling to find a picture, yet again, for the freaking slideshow.
I decided on these, because they are from our vacation (the Massachusetts part) and I think they are both fun and representative, although NARY A BABY TO BE SEEN:
|Just sittin' on some rocks on the Atlantic coast (Marblehead, MA)|
|Just being my dorky self in front of The House of the Seven Gables, in Salem, MA |
(Like the vine that is basically a shepherd's hook trying to whisk me away? )
At least the goofy one hopefully will get a chuckle and fend off the "why no update?" questions, at least for a little while...
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