Stopping Time…

I came across the Arrow of Time today and found it utterly fascinating! (HT: Photojojo) An Argentinian photographer, Diego Goldberg takes headshots of each member of his family on June 16th of every year. Starting in 1976 (just he and his wife) and continuing through 2007, it shows not only how his family grew, but how they aged as well.

Be sure to check out his three boys…each one has a year when they make the jump from looking like a “boy” to looking like a “man”. I also got a kick out of how much his wife’s hairstyle changed and how much his did not.

I guess as homeschoolers, this is something that we might want to think about…if our kids were in school, we could get the “school pictures” which would chronicle our kids as they grow. I think that there is something to be said about taking pictures in the same place each year…

I have accidentally done this a bit over the years:


Taken in 2003 (the boys were 6 and 3 years old)




Taken in 2005 (Boys were 8 and 5 years old)



Taken 2007 (Boys were 10 and 7 years old)

I think that I want to do something a bit more consciously…I will have to think on that. I had hoped to take pictures at the end of every summer on our dock, but so far have only managed to remember to do it for two years…


Taken 2004 (Boys were 7 and 4 years old)



Taken 2006 (Boys were 9 and 6 years old). Two years sure does make a difference! And for the sake of full disclosure, I forgot to take the picture at the end of the summer so ended up taking it when we were down for Christmas!

I also have to remember to try to take the picture from the same angle…I think it would have a better effect…

Hope that you all enjoyed my walk down memory lane…which seems very appropriate since Kyle turned 8 years old today! Happy Birthday to my little guy (who is not so little any more!)

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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2 Responses to Stopping Time…

  1. I love the beach pictures. It is amazing to watch them grow, frame by frame.

  2. MoxyJane says:

    I’ve thought about this too…something to replace the annual school-picture. We take loads of pictures at birthdays, holidays, and even just on a daily basis, but I really like the idea of that same pose/place taken over time. The consistency and the order of it all is very appealing to me. It’ll just be the challenge of actualizing! Thanks for sharing your pictures and the link to Arrow of Time.

    Austin, TX