Saturday, October 20, 2012

Taking a break in the midst of a big organizational project...

which includes de-cluttering, even on a digital level. I pulled up Picasa to transfer some photos from my phone to my computer, and in the downloads file, side by side, were these two throw-away photos. The first is my older son at 14, at the beginning of his sophomore year of high school (in his band uniform, if you're wondering about the silly tie and suspenders). And the next is him at 18, just as he was starting his sophomore year of college. They hardly look like the same kid! I'm throwing in this post mainly because I'm too busy for a real post and because I just thought the sophomore/sophomore juxtaposition was amusing.

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  1. Wow, what a difference a few years make. You wouldn't think it was the same guy! Actually I think the band uniform (what I can see of it) is rather fetching....

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    1. It's an odd thing to have your children morph into adults in front of you!

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    1. Thanks. Growing into his features, I think.

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  3. wow a little maturing there huh...enjoy your decluttering...

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    1. Definitely maturing. And I can't say I'm enjoying it, but it needs doing.

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  4. That is shocking, isn't it? The change from boy to man seems so much bigger or severe, so to speak, than girl to woman. It makes them so much harder to recognize when you haven't seen them in awhile.

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    1. When girls mature, their features stay more rounded and soft. But testosterone packs a wallop in boys faces - facial hair and more angular bone structure.

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  5. Very interesting to see his growth in that four year time span! I need to do the same with my son over a period of time like this.

    Nice looking man your son is!

    betty

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    1. I don't think about it except when I happen to see two photos together that are a few years apart. And thank you.

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  6. Amazing. Makes you wonder what the next 4 years may bring.

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    1. Probably not as dramatic a change, but some differences, I'm sure, between 18 and 22.

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  7. Big difference! I would never have guessed they were the same person.

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  8. WOW! I would have never thought they were the same guy!?!? Yet, when I look back at my own photos of that time, I too grew in a sudden spurt from boy to man.

    Hope you're enjoying your de-cluttering. I love to do that once or twice a year because it feels so refreshing!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. I know it's different for men. The changes were slow and more subtle for me.

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  9. He certainly has changed, and not just with the hair.

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  10. It's amazing just how much they change in such a short time isn't it?

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  11. Wow, how did he gain such maturity in his look so quickly?

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    1. A lot of change happens for boys in their late teens.

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  12. wow, that's a big change. as others have noted the changes on a boy;s face are so much more dramatic than for girls.

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    1. I guess more of girls' changes are in their bodies.

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  13. I love comparing photos of my children at various stages. As with your son, they look different...but look at the pensive expression on his face. He is still the same guy and recognizable by that!

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    1. It's funny you say that - I was looking at the two photos and thinking about how often he has that very look on his face. In fact, when he was a baby a friend of ours called him the Little Buddha, because he had that expression even then.

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