I'm not even that old, but I have one photo album of, like, the first two or three years of my life. With the amount of pictures I take of my children I could often fill an album every week... Yes, it has a lot to do with the possibilities of digital photography, and of course it has a lot to do with my love for taking pictures. Sometimes I wonder what it'll be like when my children grow up, to look back at a youth so well documented. Will my kids be happy with this huge archive of thousands of pictures? Or would just one book about the first few years of their lives, with a picture or two of each highlight, be more than enough for them?
The silly thing is that I'm terrible at documenting those highlights: the birthdays, the holidays, the special trips... I always forget to take pictures or to bring my camera at all. Before I had kids I used to bring my camera on a lot of trips, but now I'm already happy when I manage to take both kids and all their stuff with me, let alone that heavy camera ;).
Daily life inside the house on the other hand ends up being highly -I guess overly- documented, so I guess when my children look back at all these pictures later it seems like we never left the house... Well there's some truth to that, but we in fact do manage to leave the house every so often ;).
It has already come this far that at least once a day Rosa sits down on the sofa, asks me to put Julie next to her and then orders: 'Mama, take a picture!' Well, if she ever dares to complain about that huge archive of 'sitting-on-the-sofa'-pics that she has to work through when she's older, I can blame it all on her!