No, I am not sucking up to my parents. And sure they were and are awesome
But I am talking about this Tumblr site:
I love looking at all the old pictures. And I have to say, that now being a parent myself, I do find myself wondering more and more, what were my parents like before they had kids.
Because I think about what Nate and I were like before kids, and how different it seems like we are now. Just think of what it will be like 30 years from now when Matilda is 30. Little will she know that her dad and I used to do secret date nights. That we would always try to have our next vacation planned before we returned from the current one. That we would do spontaneously fun and dorky things. That we used to be social, and get together with friends.
She will probably barely believe it.
Just like I can barely believe that my dad did macrame when he was first married. And my mom and him went downhill skiing as a couple.
But at some point all parents were awesome in their 'pre-parental' lives. Doing stuff that their kids would never imagine. The real secret is figuring out how to keep doing those things once the kids arrive. Or just discovering new things to take up for the sole purpose of embarrassing them in front of their friends, right?
I seem to remember rides to school with my Dad in full hunting face make-up.....