There's a picture of my brother in our family photo album. He was about 10 years old, wearing a checked short sleeve button down and a pair of jeans. He's feeding deer. (If you're Canadian, I'm sure that, at the very least, you know someone with that same sort of pic.) Though the shot was taken over 30 years ago, it retains a certain timelessness. (OK, admittedly, his pants are pulled up a tad high.) Contrarily, bowl cuts, orange gingham pinafore dresses, and ruffle-icious ankle socks have me looking back at my childhood pics with a touch of dread and a case of the giggles.
I think there's something valuable about capturing the classics; something that's a little hard to date (and a little harder to look back on and laugh at).
And speaking of classics: blue collared tee, cargo shorts, and perfectly boyish tousles are elements I love about this little guys photos."Where the Wild Things Are." If your little one doesn't have a copy of this yet, remember it while Christmas shopping for them. Timeless.