I have been going through all the stuff in our basement. That pretty much consists of Sophia's toys and my old pictures. It has made me a little sad that, with digital cameras, we don't print every picture we take. Doubles, actually. I used to always get doubles of everything. One for me and one for someone else or a frame.
This meant that as I was going through pictures, I was getting rid of at least one of everything. Even once the digital camera age arrived, it took me a while to stop printing at least one of everything. I guess I didn't trust the computer to actually store my memories reliably.
As Sophia was looking through the pictures with me, she sighed and said, "You didn't really take a lot of pictures of me as a baby, did you?" because all she was seeing were pictures of younger me and Erick and our friends and family pre-Sophia. The reason that is funny, as you can guess, is that I have literally (I'm using that correctly) taken thousands of pictures of Sophia. For the most part, however, these are safely in the computer and online. I did find a few books of pictures of baby Sophia, taken before I stopped printing every picture, and she was happy with that.
I can certainly see the value in digital storage of pictures, but I do miss flipping through a stack of pictures and having no idea if the one you were excited about turned out. The fact is, however, it rarely did turn out, and that's why I love my digital camera. Also, I love that we can click self-portraits all day and not settle for a blurry one.