A picture is worth a thousand words.

My house, like any family’s house is a shrine to my children. Actually let me rephrase that because we, like so many other families living today, exist during the transition from one technological era to the next. What I mean is that we have an abundance of pictures of our first born son on the walls. We have some of our second born yet we have almost none of our youngest son.

If he ever catches on, we will be in serious trouble. The only saving grace is that my sons all look very similar so at least for the short term we can lie to him and tell him that pictures of his brothers are actually pictures of him.

I guess I’m a terrible parent but what can I say, photo paper and printer ink are damned expensive. In lieu of pictures of my youngest son perhaps I will just paste web links to my Instagram and facebook profiles on my wall.

It’s not that we don’t take pictures of our others sons… although we did take a lot more of our first born. It’s a shameful compulsion of new parents to need to document every moment of their new baby. By baby number two, three and ever after well… you lose the need to photograph baby’s first experience with squash or baby’s cutest poopy face.

More importantly though we live in a digital world now, one that we didn’t live in to quite this extent just ten years ago. Our walls reflect this reality.

What I’m getting at is that I now realize that this problem is one that I need to take care of sooner than later. I’m going to suck it up and buy some new ink and photo paper and update the wall art. I would however be interested to hear from any other parents if they have a similar problem. I mean, honestly, who owns physical pictures anymore?