I started this tradition by accident one hot summer's day in 2006. I was laying on the dock and my boys stood above me asking for snacks. I snapped a picture.
THE BOYS 2006
And I loved the picture and so we did it again.
THE BOYS 2007
2008 was not a great year. In fact it was a really crappy year and I was not feeling sentimental or traditional, I was just missing the baby girl that had left. And so we didn't take that picture. I regret that now.
The next summer we re-started our tradition. It was a giant shock to me to see two of my sons with armpit hair.
THE BOYS 2009
This year, the shocking revelation of THREE sons with pit hair meant that the shirts went back on. Honestly, there are some things mothers are just never really prepared for. Your children hitting puberty one after the other is one of those things.
THE BOYS 2010