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LAMB: You found this photograph today at your Aunty's house. I explained to you that it was a picture of Mummy when she was a little girl not much older than you are now. You looked at me skeptically as if I had just told you that elephants like to cross-dress and dance to techno music. Yes, it's true, I was young once too. It's strange to think that in your eyes I'm the 'grown-up', the responsible one, the one with all the answers. In many ways I don't feel a day older than the child in that photo. Larger photo

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  1. LOL. It's funny seeing them try to understand things like this.

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  2. I think its strange that i am now the mummy!! Wow! When did that happen?

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  3. You captured such an emotional thing with a great image here. The girl you have created considering the girl you once were. I love the details you seem unable to get wrong: marvellous dress, easy-going curls, retro fan. The blues in the picture of you mirroring her blue flowers. Lovely.

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  4. I love the way you narrate emotions with best photography!!!

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  5. This is priceless! I adore her dress!!

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  6. I couldn't agree more. I want so bad for him to know, one day, that I had no idea what I was doing despite the fact he (hopefully) always saw me as being in charge. And, as always, lovely photo.

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    1. It's a nice illusion for them to have, to feel like your parents are always in control and that you're utterly safe so long as they are around. I'm just worried that I will stuff that up for her and she will see how scared and inept I really am.

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  7. I'm sure every parent has your same fear. Thankfully, I don't think they're that bright ;) They're dumb enough to think we have it all together for quite some time; Until the teenage years, when they think they know everything. I know I have it coming to me, I was such a rotten teenager. And, anyway, you clearly have it all together. You seem like a very loving mama.

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  8. Lily used to look at me like i had 5 heads when i used to tell her that i too was once little. now she tells me stories about when she was a big girl and i was a baby in her belly. lol

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  9. your blog is fantastic, I'm now following x

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  10. I know that same feeling. It's funny how they can't quite grasp that concept. Beautiful capture.

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  11. oh, i love everything about this pic! the colours, the vintage fan, lamb's curls! perfection :)

    my little girl isn't so puzzled by the fact that mummy used to be a little girl, but much more so by the fact that "grandpa is mummy's daddy!'. Got quite a few incredulous laughs out of her when I first told her that ;p

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  12. This photo you will cherish when she is older. Maybe one day she might take a photo of her little child holding this very shot.

    Oh and I am in LOVE with her dress.

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  13. I feel the same way! I often think of my parents who always seemed to in control, so wise..must have been as confused as I am some times with this whole parent thing, just muddling along! xx

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  14. What a gorgeous photo and moment. It really does blow their little minds when we explain that life/people/places existed before us ;)

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  15. gorgeous - you and your daughter so cute!! and yes i still cant beleive im sposed to be the grown up one!!

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