Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Way Back When-esday - Tie-Dye Twosome

Dateline: March 2007
Twins' Age: 5

When She-Twin and He-Twin were wee, we frequented an in-mall photography studio that regularly sent "free 8x10" coupons. Some of my favorite images of them were taken in that small, spartan space...the one above may have been the last before they closed the location. (And no, I didn't alway just take the free 8x10 and run!) 

Now, not only is Picture People closed, the entire mall has been shut down. The times, they are a changin'.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Way Back When-esday - It's Official

Dateline: August 2013
Twins' Age: 11

After responding, "Seven minutes," when a double-stroller-eyeing Walmart shopper asked "How much older is your son?" with some agitation, she fired back, "But they are NOT twins!" 

Smiling, aware their size difference might be the source of her confusion, I assured her, "Yes, they are!"

Not smiling, she verbally stomped, "They most certainly are NOT." 

If only we'd had the Nintendo DS ten years earlier. Maybe she'd have been convinced. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Way Back When-esday - Playground Pals

Dateline: April 2006
Twins' Age: 4

Breezy day in Richmond's Bryan Park. Smiles atop the slide. Moments that make memories.