I actually gathered all the photos to make this video of my son about two years ago. I tried unsuccessfully to make it in iMovie but frustrated and supremely annoyed, I quit and for two years the pictures sat in a folder on my desktop.
I wanted to make this little movie because somewhere, deep down inside, I feel like my son has gotten the short end of the stick. Not being our firstborn, the fanfare for baby number two, (from the rest of the world—not us!) was remarkably subdued and pretty damn underwhelming. His first birthday party (I bitch about it here) was such a pathetic non-event that I didn’t even bother putting any pics from it in the video. And yes, I’m still holding a grudge on that one.
Hell, even his own grandmother hasn’t bothered to see him (or his sister) in two years (her choice — I invite her all the time and have even resorted to guilt tripping. No dice). Anyway, I always wanted to make this for him so he would know he’s just as special and awesomely awesome as his sister.
But what really spurred me along was watching Heather’s video of her little Maddie, a precious little girl who left this world too soon. I was also nudged by my own words here—you never know what tomorrow will bring—I could get hit by a bus and I would have wanted the videos I intended to make for both my beloved children to have been done, so they would watch them and know that they were loved and cherished by me.
So here is the first one—my son from 6 months to 2 years. My baby. My heart….
(I apologize for all the obnoxious transitions. Animoto does those automatically. Not a fan.)