There’s just something about the holidays.
Or witnessing my two children change faster than I can blink as the Ludicrous Speed continues.
And what does this nostalgia make me do?
Reminisce about the past.
I see so much of The Tackler in my Lil Diva. The expressions. The twinkles in their eyes. The mischievous glint when they spot something they suddenly want more than I crave brownies.
So here is a crawling montage* I did for The Tackler’s first Christmas – back when I still had a guaranteed nap time to accomplish things.
Back before the toddler meltdowns and Testing the Terrible Three’s.
When his goal was to be mobile: first by rolling, then army crawling, then bear crawling – he never crawled “the normal” way.
When all he wanted was to get a hold of the video camera – or catch a kitty.
Which made capturing footage of him quite the challenge, as he’d stop whatever he’d be doing and immediately bolt for whoever held the video camera.
When he was my only baby.
I love you, my Tackler. My big man.
*Cameo appearances include: Me, CG (playing guitar), MacGyver the Cat, G-ma, G-pa, and Bobbi. Music is “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins. Or “Rock You Like a Hurricane” as performed by CG.