Oh, sweet child!
For that is what I was. Observe that this is a SCANNED photo. Meaning it predates the proliferation of digital photography.
I will be 36 in just a few short weeks. Meaning this photo is about thirteen years old.
And though I know that the girl in this picture had so very many life lessons to learn and that her life is far richer and more beautiful now, I do sigh at her skin, the brightness around her eyes.
I am so much happier now but she had better tits. She really did.
And she had a tiny little body that tolerated the drinking and the recovery Maccas, the ciggies and the lack of sleep.
This girl had no idea how adorable she was.
And she was heading for the darkness.
This girl makes me sad.
Not least of all because I know that in another 13 years I will look at a photo of me now and think exactly the same thought – that she could not appreciate that she was beautiful just as she was.
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