Juxtaposition: on being reminded how far we have travelled

It is one month until the boy-child’s sixteenth birthday and I am beginning to find all around me, reminders of his route to this place – this symbolic jumping-off point to adulthood.

For various reasons (which I wrote about here), I recently opened the box of keepsakes, those “tokens’ of his life that I have squirreled away over the years. I found myself washed over by a huge wave of remembrance and nostalgia. The boy-child was around, but fairly uninterested in penguin-patterned onesies, Christening mugs and “Congratulation-on-the-birth-of-your-son cards.

He did however, consent to have this photo taken – his skateshoe-clad foot alongside the very first “hard” shoe he ever owned.

This post was written for the Daily Post weekly photo challenge and is also the first in my own “countdown” to the boy-child’s birthday.

Here are some other juxtapositions that I have enjoyed:






















29 thoughts on “Juxtaposition: on being reminded how far we have travelled

    • Thank you; nothing like a public commitment to make me see this through. It does feel like a big deal to me. He’s heading back to school today after the summer holidays – his final year (he skipped one, which is why he’s quite young for a Yr13) and full of ideas and plans. 🙂


  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: JUXTAPOSITION | The Adventures of Iñigo Boy

  2. Pingback: Back to school for the last time | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  3. Pingback: On raising children and not getting enough sleep | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  4. Pingback: Six word Saturday: on being allowed a weekend sleep-in | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  5. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: object | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  6. Pingback: Getting over the grumps | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  7. Pingback: On counting, and gender stereotypes | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  8. Pingback: On the importance of grandparents | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  9. Pingback: Three weeks out … and I’ve organised nothing | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  10. Pingback: Family photo Friday: kids no more | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  11. Pingback: When two heads are so much better than one | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  12. Pingback: Six word Saturday: who said boys can’t wear pink? | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  13. Pingback: On writing wishes and not re-inventing the wheel | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  14. Pingback: 10 things Tuesday: he’s ready to leave home when … | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

  15. Pingback: Wordless Wednesday: bright eyes | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s