a birthday tradition: the clock photo



One of my best friends has a birthday tradition with her mom of which I have always been envious. Every year on her birthday, she has a photo taken of herself, holding a clock, at the exact time she was born: 12:09 pm. She’s done this every year, without fail, for {mumble mumble} years.

Take a picture of your child every year on their birthday, holding a clock, at the time they were born. @ohbotherblog

I love this! Seriously, isn’t this the coolest idea? And even more impressive: her mom came up with this idea {mumble mumble} years ago, before Pinterest was even a thing.

Granted, this would be infinitely more difficult to do if your kid is born in the middle of the night. Kelly’s mom would come to her at school, and now at work, to take the picture each year. Kelly’s brother, on the other hand, was born on a summer morning and couldn’t keep up with the tradition past the sleeping-in-to-11-am-teenage years.

Holden was born at 7:23 pm so we’re good. And we’ll totally be doing this next Friday on her first birthday (ack!). I can’t wait to make this our birthday tradition.

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