Laresa Watkins

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Sep 15, 2014

Humanity (noun): all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind; the quality or condition of being human.

Casey, Mama, and I were cleaning out Mama’s closets last week and came upon dozens of photo albums that Mama had stuck away.  They were full of pictures from when we were little, and we spent a few minutes looking through them.

Casey and I had a good laugh over the differences between raising children now and raising children then.

Check out this picture of Casey.  She is laying in a seat without a buckle on top of a picnic table!  And there are packs of cigarettes laying next to her! Safety alert! Safety alert!  If this happened today, I am certain social services would be called.


And just in case one child in danger isn’t enough to raise your heart rate a little, here are three head injuries about to happen!  I think the kid on the right is about to make a run for it.


This picture of me and Casey sleeping is just precious, isn’t it?  Aside from our precarious positions at the edge of the bed, it’s adorable.  Pretty sure I fell off the bed and hit my head at least once. It is also my sisterly duty to point out Casey’s gigantic diaper.


Oh, Lord!  Let’s leave the baby bathing on the countertop with her older sister (who I am told wanted to kill her) sitting next to her.


And there were so many pictures of the big NO-NO: a baby on its stomach.


We laughed and laughed about these pictures and marveled at how the business of raising babies has changed so much.  There are so many rules and regulations and safety precautions now.  As parents, we spend so much time and money ensuring the safety of our babies, don’t we?

The basics, however, haven’t changed.

Mama’s still spend hours and hours rocking their babies. I know the thoughts going to my mama’s head and the feelings she was experiencing are the exact same thoughts and feelings that I have when I hold Charlie and Maddie.


Charlie and Maddie’s grandparents look at them the same way my grandparents looked at me and my sisters.  I’m not sure what that love is like yet, but I know it has to be amazing.





In spite of all of our safety precautions, kids still play the same.  I have the exact same pictures of my children!



No matter how much humanity seems to change and evolve, we still really remain the same, don’t we?  We play and love and survive.

Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Be sure to check out more entries for this week’s photo challenge!

6 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

  1. Julie
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    So, what’s up with Casey’s diaper? Hahahaha!

    1. mommyinbonlee
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      Julie, there is another picture where her diaper is even bigger! It’s ridiculous!

  2. caseycorder
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    This is so funny. I closed the door to my office so I could lol without people wondering what I’m doing. And I don’t know what is going on with my diaper. I bet I could still fit into it. When I was looking through my baby book last weekend I found a letter from Mama that was talking about me falling off the changing table. She wrote that it was like a competition between me and Laresa about who could fall further. I won that battle since Laresa only fell off the bed. hahaha.

    1. mommyinbonlee
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      Casey Charlie fell off the changing table, too, and I think Maddie, did also. So I guess it doesn’t matter how many precautions you have in place. I know that I hit my head and Mama called the Dr. I am guessing she didn’t do that when you fell off the changing table, since she doesn’t love you as much. 🙂

  3. charlotteholt
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    Laresa, that was very, very bad!

    1. mommyinbonlee
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      What? We’re only joking, Mama!

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