Celebrating being a stay at home dad for TWO WHOLE years this week! Yeah!
Two years. Jeeze, how quick did that go! Sometimes I look back at things I do and wonder if I really did them, the time seems to go so quick and the memories get quickly lost in the melee of everyday life.
And then every once in a while I get a day like today. Today was a reminder of all those experiences, all those highs (and lows!). Because today I spent the day going through boxes; boxes from New Zealand, from our old house in the UK, from my parents loft, from Cia’s storage in Oslo, from boxes stored at Cia’s parents.
It feels like our whole life has converged on Hagakollen 39, in fact it’s bursting at the seams! Everything from my old school tie to long forgotten about love letters from old girlfriends. Oh, and the photographs, oh the photographs! Hundreds and hundreds of them, each firing memories straight back to that snapshot in time.
Isn’t it strange that the memory can be so perfectly preserved in exquisite detail and yet be completely lost without that ‘trigger’. I wonder if I were ever stranded on a desert island would my existence be a miserable and lonely experience because I can’t remember a damn thing?
But today I remembered. Lots of it, old friends, places fallen love with, meeting so many interesting people and a significant amount of parties!
So, sitting in a new house in a new place, I look forward to (almost!) everything that is to come, whatever it is and wherever it takes us. I just hope that there is going to be as many parties………… 🙂