My sister and I went to see this film on Tuesday night and it definitely struck a chord with me:

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. This drama charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. The film is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

And that is exactly what I did!  I couldn’t help but think about the many amazing days ahead with both Poppy and James and to experience their constant change, their learning, their discovery and frustrations through every stage.


Seeing Mason navigate his way through the tumultuous teenage years made me appreciate our little James just as he is now.  I know where he is each night – safe and snuggly in his cot, sleeping soundly!

Oh how I love going into his room each morning and seeing that big smile, those sparkling eyes with his arms up, ready for collection.  Xx

Boyhood Collage

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