Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature here on Random Thoughts Of A Twenty Something. It is said that a picture can paint a thousand words and I wanted a way of looking back and reflecting on my past whether it be recent or from years gone by. There’s something quite intimate and revealing about sharing photographs from our lives and I’m always intrigued about the story behind the lens.
Last week I shared with you an image of when I had my allergy patch test on leading up to my 21st birthday. I have just celebrated another birthday and there is something about that annual date that makes me think about how quickly my children are growing up as my own years start to clock up.
This week I share an 8 year old photograph of my eldest son Elliot. When I write 8 years it seems as if it was a very long time ago but in my head it doesn’t feel like so many years have passed since Elliot was a toddler! In this image he is wearing one of my favourite t shirts that he was gifted as a baby. The blue t shirt was purchased by my uncle from Cyber Dog in London and reads the words ‘Pimp My Pram’.
Pimp My Ride was a popular MTV show at the time where people would bring in their beat up run around cars and they would be transformed into relatively cool or equally garish looking vehicles! I loved the play on words on his t shirt and despite being a young man I loved that the words were covered in brightly coloured glitter! It started the now 9 year long battle I regularly have with many adults that feel as if children should still stick to gender stereotypes! On this day he was exploring our front garden that only consisted of a few slabbed steps down to our front door with stones instead of a grassed area. As I got my camera out the sun was shining brightly and he was giggling away but as soon as this image was taken I was fishing out a small pebble from his mouth as he had decided that he wanted to have stones for his dinner!
What do you think of my photograph? Don’t forget to check back next Thursday to see what image I have chosen to share with you!