1991 – The Beginning
Everything started with a single photo in 1991. The couple can be seen holding hands next to their new-born son who is barely a few weeks old. It must have been a bright sunny day, as the couple is wearing light clothes. The couple looks pretty old for being parents for the first time.
A year passes by, and the parents think it is a good idea to continue the tradition of taking the exact same picture. The little baby has obviously grown a bit now and he seems to be able to stand on his own two feet. We can also notice the father´s receding hairline. Perhaps, raising the child has something to do with it?
Of course, they continued with the yearly ritual. Here´s another picture of the family looking bright, chirpy and happy. They have also decided to ditch their footwear for this particular picture. We like that they have decided to change things up a little bit. The little boy is now big enough to smile for the camera.
Those polka-dot pants on the mother look fashionable, to say the least. While the parents are keenly posing for the camera, the little kid looks least interested in the proceedings. Obviously, something else in the background has caught his attention. The father is losing more hair with each passing year.
Why is there such a big distance between the father, the mother, and the son? Why are they keeping to themselves? Was there tension in the family in that particular year? Or, are they simply respecting each other´s personal space? Or, is it entirely the photographer´s idea to set them apart? So many questions left begging to be answered.
The family seems to have learned from their previous mistake. Now, they can be seen closer than ever before. The husband can be seen embracing his wife and she, in turn, couldn´t be happier. The mother also seems to have dyed her hair black, which is, a welcome change. Meanwhile, the child shyly flashes a smile for the camera.
A year has passed by since the previous picture and we can hardly notice any changes. However, the mother is clearly back to being a blonde while the kid seems to be putting on more weight. The dad, on the other hand, looks the same as he did a year back.
It is quite obvious that the child has grown by a few inches over the course of the year. He is almost at his mother´s shoulders. The family has yet again decided to leave their shoes behind for the photo shoot. The father is dearly holding on to his last strand of hairline.
A lot of things seem to have changed since their last photo shoot. The father can now be seen sporting glasses, the mother has cut her locks in favor of a pixie haircut, and the son looks to have grown more independent.
The family looks to be in high spirits. They are snapped close to one another again. Their smiles are usually bigger when they hold on to one another. The child has grown considerably over the year. He has not only reached his mother´s shoulders, he has grown taller.
The child has obviously decided on his apparel. Here, he can be seen wearing a shirt of the famous music band, Limp Bizkit. The band was all the rage amongst teenagers and young adults then. The mother is obviously laughing at her son´s choice of outfit, while the father tries to hold his laughter in.
Why aren´t they smiling? The family must have gone through a fight before shooting this picture. They must have fought over their son´s hideous choice of clothes and the mother´s shoes. In all seriousness, ¨What are those? ¨ Why are those shoes starting to grow roots?
At least, this time around, the family has decided to stop making a fashion statement. They have returned to decent clothes. We are also glad that the child no longer has his hands in his pocket. What a relief! We are also happy that the father and mother are still fit; they must really look after themselves.
The transformation of the child is dramatic and astonishing. He is now taller than his mother. The little man still has a few inches to go before he can reach his father´s height. The baggy pants worn by the kid sold like hot cakes during the time, didn’t they? The father has stopped wearing his glasses.
The young man is getting there, but he is not quite as tall as his father yet. The family obviously decided to make this particular photo shoot an all- jeans affair. Perhaps, the father and mother fell into the demands of their son? Regardless, they look content. However, they haven´t held hands in a long time.
The baggy pants were still in fashion in 2006. We are pretty glad that those ill-fitted clothes are no longer in the vogue anymore. It is also worth noticing that the family members haven´t held hands since their photo shoot in 2000. The son has a few inches to go before he can look down on his father- pun intended.
The teenager can now be seen sporting a hairstyle popularized by Zac Efron during his stint in the High School Musical film franchise. And, it also looks as if he already considers himself an adult. It appears as though he doesn´t need his parents anymore. How wrong is he? The mother can be seen wearing glasses for the first time.
No matter how big one grows or how old one gets, parents will always view their children as their little babies and angels. Parents have an unbounded love for their children. The teenager has finally reached his father´s height. But, why does he still have his hands in his pocket?
The son is finally taller than his father. Bringing up a child is not a walk in the park. The father and mother seem to have done a wonderful job of raising their kid. Not many children would want to have such photos taken when they reach a certain age. Fortunately, the son doesn´t seem to mind.
It appears as though the son has finally become a man. His hair is neat and trim; he has his hands out of his pocket and can be seen donning appropriate clothes. The father seems to have lost weight since the last photo shoot. Meanwhile, the mother looks as fashionable as ever. We would like to know if it is the same photographer that has been clicking these photos over the years.
Years of sitting in front of the computer and playing games seem to have taken a toll on the son´s eyes. Now, he has to wear glasses just like his father. Didn´t we mention the mother´s fashion sense before? Well, she´s rocking this shoot with her flower hair pin and leopard print shoes.
How quickly time flies by! In a matter of a couple of decades, the parents have aged while the little baby has fully grown into an adult and has now started looking exactly like his parents. However, he should now know that he needs to look after his parents as they looked after him when he was younger.