I officially have proof that I am a slacker when it comes to my camera.
This past weekend we had a sort of double “surprise” celebration for two birthday boys (one of whom was The Boy). I actually thought the doubled nature of it was fun — because while DanD knew that we were planning the surprise for The Boy, he didn’t realize it was also to celebrate his presence. Naturally he didn’t question the colourfully-wrapped present at the rink, etc. I thought it was funny.
(The Boy, of course, was not surprised. Nor did I expect him to be, but it would have been nice if he’d at least pretended. Honestly.)
Right, so getting back to my initial statement: I am a picture-taking slacker. Behold:
The birthdays? Involved an outdoor skating rink complete with pseudo-hockey and some wobbly “Look! I made a pass! I almost hit the post!” action by some of the girls. Photographic evidence? None.
After the skating, most of us trekked out for all-you-can-eat-sushi (and this before an official hockey game for most of the guys; foof) and naturally ate too much. Memories of the occasion? Nada.
As I had not planned the sushi part, I had made cookies (gingerbread feet), banana bread, meringues (smashed candy cane) and cake (chocolate peanut butter) as snackety offerings. Most of these have now been eaten. Pictures to document my culinary chef d’oeuvres? Nein.
How now is this to be considered acceptable? Aside from the fact that I fail in a parlous manner at p365 (and similar endeavours), it’s just sad that really, aside from some work on the house (which at least I did document), there’s nothing to commemorate this day in The Boy’s on-going trudge towards Old-dom, and definitely no photographs to point and laugh at in future weeks or months.
So, as a sort of make-up assignment for myself, I will go back in time (in the fridge) and try to take pictures of what remaining birthday foodstuffs I can (and if Maria has any of the cake she made for DanD, then at least there is some hope there), and try to remember next time to get off my butt and take more pictures when we Do Stuff.
In the meantime, happy birthdays guys! With age comes wisdom, and the realization that we should all skate outdoors more often. To a happy year of adventures for you both!