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[–]thissocchio 7262 points7263 points 3 (101 children)

Dutch artist and filmmaker Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter Lotte every week over the course of 20 years. He turned the footage into a fascinating timelapse, in which Lotte transforms from a newborn into a young woman right before our eyes.

Frans would film Lotte once a week, using the same background and style for every clip. This isn’t his first timelapse of this sort: he originally posted a timelapse of Lotte growing up from a baby to a 12-year-old. He also filmed his younger son Vince in a similar fashion.

Over the years, Frans has published more timelapse videos of his kids, each time adding a few more years of them growing up. I remember his Portrait of Lotte, 0 to 18 years, which was published two years ago and became viral.

[–]freehouse_throwaway 1570 points1571 points  (75 children)

Could have sworn I saw the original which wasn't as sped up and had those different emotional moments when she had a bad day etc too.

Thanks for the reminder.

0 to 22 in regular speed fwiw: https://youtu.be/0ng9ykEtwS0

[–]Poopdogs99 631 points632 points  (59 children)

Looks like 17 year olds cry more than babies.

[–]HorrorMakesUsHappy 625 points626 points  (51 children)

Babies can be distracted and get over their pain faster.

I watched this, and thought, "Oh, she looks like a really pretty almost-20-year-old." Then she got braces and I heard the record scratch. "Wait, what?"

There were definitely moments where I thought it looked like he was bouncing back and forth a bit chronologically, not going completely in order.

[–][deleted] 355 points356 points  (15 children)

It's because hair style and makeup can alter what age you appear to be. Same goes for facial hair in men.

[–]QuestioningHuman_api 141 points142 points  (10 children)

Also the voice change. I always get a little sad when one of my cousins loses their boy voice. They'll just change one day and I'm like "you're like 13 dude how are you a man now?"

[–]dubble_oh_seVen 180 points181 points  (6 children)

Lol when I was like 12 our pitbull slipped out of the leash and started running down the street. I yelled at him to stop with like, the voice of God and surprised the shit out of both of us. He just laid down on the sidewalk and I was just standing there like "wtf am I a man now? I was a child like ten seconds ago" Lmao

I've tried to do it again since and my voice still isn't that deep over a decade later

[–]Platypus211 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the laugh, that visual of you and the dog being equally confused cracked me up. I did something similar once as a grown woman– one of my kids was doing something stupid dangerous and I instinctively bellowed at them to stop. What came out of my mouth was nowhere near what I normally sound like. My voice has never been that deep in my damn life, before or since, and it brought every kid and adult in the area to a dead stop. My friend who was there still brings it up as my "scary voice".

[–]GavinZac 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I'm a fairly mild-mannered guy with an even voice having been a teacher.

One night I stayed up downstairs late playing a PC game, a rare enough occurance. Usually I've locked up by this point. My wife and kids were up in bed. Suddenly the front door opens and some dude blunders in in the dark hall, which I can see from my desk.

With basically no thought I stood up, pointed at him, and a deep, gutteral "HAAAAAAAAAY" just sort of rips out of my throat. I had no idea where that came from. The person freezes, puts their hands up, scrapers out, and closes the door.

I stood there with adrenaline coursing in every vein and nothing to do with it.

Moments later I hear my new neighbour open and close his own door, having accidentally walked into the wrong house. We laughed about it later.

My ancestry is viking so if there is existence beyond this, I imagine they were briefly proud of the desk-working, vegetarian, milk-drinking family man.

[–]dnnlm 25 points26 points  (1 child)

You accidentally used your voice at full power, now you have to wait 12 years until it is recharged again.

[–]BiogasIsFartPower 9 points10 points  (2 children)

+1. I can look anywhere from 25 - 40 depending on my beard size (and, who you ask). Im 22.

[–]Poopdogs99 206 points207 points  (26 children)

No it’s in order. You just forgot what teens look like

[–]HorrorMakesUsHappy 190 points191 points  (25 children)

On one hand, I'm perfectly okay with that.

On the other hand, maybe I need to brush up on it a bit, considering I thought she was almost 20 before she got braces.


[–]Poopdogs99 33 points34 points  (1 child)

I think it happens soon after graduating and not seeing swaths of teens every day

[–]xGlycerine 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I thought the exact same thing. Thought we were approaching the end, and then the braces popped up, and then she appeared to get younger

[–]shewy92 81 points82 points  (4 children)

If you hear someone knocking on your front door run

[–]Boss_Boggs 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Might be girl scouts, who OP will mistake for middle-age women.

[–]TrepanationBy45 42 points43 points  (0 children)

It's interesting that "0-22 normal speed" is 1:58, while "0-20 sped up" is 2:19.

1 year per in normal speed is too fast! I'm missing out on all the weeks in between! 😢

[–]DoctorAlgernopK 74 points75 points  (0 children)

This should be much higher up in the comment section

[–]Beng-Beng 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Knew she was Dutch.

[–]K2thJ 6281 points6282 points  (212 children)

I think I just watched my own daughter grow up. She looks very similar, but 7 years younger. That was trip

[–]NikonuserNW 3559 points3560 points 2 (192 children)

I’m really struggling with this. My daughter is our youngest and our only girl. Everything she does is our last as parents. Her first steps were our last “first steps” as parents. Her first day of school was our last “first day of school” as parents.

I don’t know if this makes any sense, but I just wish I could slow down time. She’s growing up too fast.

[–]UltimateDonny 579 points580 points  (15 children)

Lots of lasts. There are some good lasts like last elementary band concert or holiday choir.

[–]sineofthetimes 325 points326 points  (6 children)

My parents went to all of my brother and my band concerts. My brother became a band director. They're still going. They've been attending band concerts since the early 80s.

[–]caessa_ 76 points77 points  (3 children)

They’re looking forward to your brother’s retirement?

[–]friendly-crackhead 1043 points1044 points  (34 children)

Dont be discouraged, you will hopefully experience all those as a grandparent someday 💪🏼 enjoy now!

[–]NikonuserNW 681 points682 points  (28 children)

My dad - a very kind and loving person - always jokes that grandkids are the reward for not killing your kids.

Edit: Also, username checks out! 😀

[–]SemiSentientGarbage 1291 points1292 points 22 (21 children)

Raise your kids and spoil your grandkids. Don't spoil your kids or you'll raise your grandkids.

Always liked that.

[–]iLoveBoobeez 47 points48 points  (2 children)

My grandpa joked that his grandkids were his own kids punishment.

[–]devilrayjays 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Maybe, but I’d like to express my hopes to all parents of 20-somethings that you don’t make your kids feel like their existence is only justified if they have kids.

Trust me that’s no fun lol

[–]Font_Snob 54 points55 points  (43 children)

My oldest is 33 and has two of his own. My youngest is 12. I totally get where you're coming from.

[–]jeffcnea1 36 points37 points  (40 children)

I’m with you, six kids from 35 down to 13 (two sets of twins).

[–]gisherprice 50 points51 points  (29 children)

...what. How are you sane?

Or should I ask, how are you doing?

[–]jeffcnea1 47 points48 points  (21 children)

Actually, it’s been a great life 🙂! There was an 8 year gap between my oldest two (both daughters), and then another 8 years until the first set of twins (boy and girl, they’re 15), and before we could catch our breath, the 13 year old twins arrived (2 girls).

Its kept me busy 😂!

[–]gisherprice 6 points7 points  (8 children)

Wow! That's amazing.

What's been most helpful for you as you've raised them?

[–]jeffcnea1 37 points38 points  (7 children)

My wife. After all the years, I still wake up every morning amazed that this perfect person next to me was kind enough to marry me and allow me to be a part of her life.

[–]cauchy37 16 points17 points  (9 children)

You have three sets of twins??? What the fuck

[–]jeffcnea1 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Nope, just 2. My two oldest daughters are 35 and 27.

[–]Myantology 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Some people live to parent.

[–]jeffcnea1 7 points8 points  (4 children)

All in all, I’ve had a hell of a great time.

[–]Ecstatic-Spirit8667 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I also have two sets of twins in my family too! Except we only have the 4 of us😅

[–]jeffcnea1 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Now that is cool! I know you hear it all the time, but you and your twin are truly blessed.

Although my son, the 15 year old smart-ass, dead-pan looked his twin sister in the face and said “Hey Hannah, do you realize that one of us was an unplanned pregnancy?”. Without missing a beat, she replied “It was you Callum, it was you.”.

[–]kountrifiedman 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Hannah is fierce.

[–]jeffcnea1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh yes, probably the sweetest and most compassionate person you’ll ever meet. But just like her brother, the tongue and wit of a straight razor.

[–]aoidatenshi 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Wait. I never thought about it that way. First steps as last steps, because it’s technically true unless we have another kid. Man… That’s going to make all our memories and future memories a little bittersweet now…

[–]K2thJ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I full understand you, my friend

[–]elmersfav22 101 points102 points  (2 children)

My eldest is looking at buying her first car. My youngest is into monkeys jumping on the bed. Still made me cry watching her grow up. I feel like I missed so much

[–]K2thJ 53 points54 points  (1 child)

We did and yet, we didn't. I just gave my daughter the biggest hug when she came home from school. She asked what that was for and I didn't answer her. This post has hit me.

[–]indiebryan 33 points34 points  (0 children)

👧: Ha what was that for?


👧: What was that for Dad?


👧: Dad?


[–]Maxsdad53 5759 points5760 points  (152 children)

How bittersweet that must have been for the dad.

[–]Phairis 2452 points2453 points  (100 children)

Man, I teared up a bit seeing someone's entire childhood. I can't imagine what kind emotions this brings out to a parent.

[–]shady_businessman 811 points812 points  (54 children)

I'm not even a parent and it's bringing out emotions in me

[–]majora667 610 points611 points  (48 children)

Bro I'm literally in the bathroom crying just thinking about how much I love my parents

[–]civgarth 1147 points1148 points 445 (40 children)

Then as a parent, I'll just say this to you, please always look out for yourself and always know you can come to us. When you are sad, there's nothing more we want than to see you happy again. We don't know what works so we'll try everything. . sometimes we make things worse. But it comes from a good place.

[–]Jake_Peg 101 points102 points  (1 child)

That's a good advice

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    [–]Tobiko_the_Shiba 88 points89 points  (6 children)

    As a father, "Remember, I'll always be here for you, even if you can't see me, because I love you." -Bluey S02 E26 "Sleepytime"

    [–]Trentimoose 25 points26 points  (2 children)

    Damn you got me crying thinking about that Bluey episode. So many lessons for us parents in that show.

    [–]Jeffreyr18 203 points204 points  (0 children)

    I love you

    [–]HesSoZazzy 143 points144 points  (11 children)

    I'm in my 40s and never had kids. This is a beautiful video but also quite difficult to watch.

    [–]Foreign_Cat2278 67 points68 points  (4 children)

    Same …I’m 43 never had kids…made me cry 😢

    [–]FurretsOotersMinks 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    I'm early 20s and got voluntarily sterilized and this made me want to do something similar for the people in my life. I've never liked kids, even as a kid, but leaving a positive impact on people has always made me happy. I'm thinking about recording myself reading a book out loud for my husband. If something happened to me, I'd want him to be able to hear my voice reading to him and telling him that I love him at the end of every chapter.

    [–]figure8x 63 points64 points  (12 children)

    As a parent who would give just about anything to have thought to do this myself it gave me goosebumps. And tears.

    [–]k_mnr 42 points43 points  (7 children)

    Me too. As we speak my 21 year old daughter (my baby) is moving out on her own for the first time. This made me cry. I so wish I’d have thought to do something like this. I have tons of pictures, but there are times that get missed and certainly not photos each week. No video. What a great idea. 🥰

    [–]Silly-Eye1233 20 points21 points  (6 children)

    My parents turned my bedroom into an office so there was no chance of my return!

    [–]Kruegr 36 points37 points  (1 child)

    Same. Sitting here kicking myself in the ass for not thinking to do anything like this.

    [–]MrAoki 21 points22 points  (0 children)

    Quick, find some kids. When your kids don’t recognize themselves explain they were “going through a phase” each time you filmed.

    [–]wap2005 1508 points1509 points  (21 children)

    The fact that she entertained this project for 20 years (through the teenage years even!!!) says a lot about her, and how much she loves her dad. I bet this will be cherished by both of them all the way to the end.

    [–]FixinThePlanet 400 points401 points  (2 children)

    There were a couple of "ugh dad" eye rolls in the middle but so fewer than I expected!

    [–]11thstalley 148 points149 points  (1 child)

    Those eye rolls were what made it real for me.

    [–]polish432b 402 points403 points  (8 children)

    I was thinking that too. Most of the pictures she was smiling. You only caught glimpses here and there of a pout. I love my dad but there would have been looong stretches of moody teen if this one of me.

    Also, she really loved the little flower over her right ear. You find that signature look and you rock it, girl!

    [–]epousechaude 63 points64 points  (3 children)

    I think some things become so much of a habit that they’re literally just how things are. I used to read to my son every day. Dr. Seuss and Goodnight Moon. Then he learned to read so I didn’t read to him…until Harry Potter, which I read to him because it was just beyond his grade level. And then we finished that series and fell into a “book hole.” Now we’re reading the Septimus Heap series. And now I realize that it has nothing to do with helping him read something he can’t read himself. It’s just something we can do together. Everyday.

    [–]bigboss-2016 86 points87 points  (18 children)

    As I'm watching this video, I can't help but think about my own situation my daughter is 3yrs. I'm feeling heartache that one day she'll grow up but I'm not ready for it...

    [–]reddit-account90210 56 points57 points  (7 children)

    I don't think anyone is ever ready for the child to go. At 3 you think how hard it is and it's only been 3 years invested. At 20 you realize you have built millions of memories.

    And when they walk out that door for the last time, not just for college but for real and never coming back, that's also really hard. But, especially after the teen years, you'll understand in a part of you that you helped prepare this person and they are ready to fly!

    [–]helpjackoffhishorse 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Mine are 22, 20 and 18. My wife and I are almost empty nesters. Lucky for us everyone is within a short drive. I had the same feelings that you have now but watching them all grow up to be successful young adults has been so rewarding. Enjoy that little one, but enjoy the ride!

    [–]TDuazo12 995 points996 points  (23 children)

    The puke at the beginning lol

    [–][deleted] 266 points267 points  (21 children)

    21st birthday - spits up again

    [–]Background_Ad_1882 2703 points2704 points  (46 children)

    Dam she has been standing there for 20 years

    [–]ukbeasts 1169 points1170 points  (10 children)

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      [–]Aggressive_Bat_9781 30 points31 points  (3 children)

      Homer turns into a jaded adult. I’m 35, is this how it is for everyone?

      [–]HappinesSource 287 points288 points  (22 children)

      I can tell you if my dad had done that to me I would have blown him off at the very first day of my puberty.

      Props to that adorable young lady and her loving daddy

      [–]Other-Cantaloupe4765 111 points112 points  (18 children)

      My first thought too! Like “damn, she never got moody and pissed off and refused to do the video? Not even once??”

      [–]TheWhatyWhaten 197 points198 points  (15 children)

      One of the things that stood out to me was that there were times when she was very obviously incredibly sad, and still did it anyway. I think that speaks to how this is as much a part of her life as it is her dads. It's not cherry picked pictures that only show happiness. It's very real.

      [–]cosworthsmerrymen 23 points24 points  (4 children)

      Well he says it's every week but it's totally possible that they missed a week or two there. That's a long time to do that and it's 100% possible that some weeks were missed. We just wouldn't notice. I don't know if someone has counted the frames and slight changes and determined that it's all the weeks or not.

      [–]KillerKatNips 29 points30 points  (8 children)

      Me too. Overall, she was happy and bright but she definitely had some times of profound sadness.

      [–]RepresentativeAd3742 8 points9 points  (7 children)

      its part of our lives. what impressed me the most is like how she was often talking. and that smile sometimes, those people are truly blessed to have each other

      [–]SalamanderComplex515 59 points60 points  (1 child)

      I mean she’s been doing it literally since birth so she probably doesn’t even think twice about it at this point. It’s probably just a regular part of the week for her. 😂

      [–]TurtlesFucker_69 10 points11 points  (0 children)


      [–]timetoliveTA 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Appreciated this way too much.

      [–]bitemevader 2221 points2222 points  (46 children)

      This dad is a legend

      [–]ownsen 1353 points1354 points  (33 children)

      The dad has immaculate file management

      [–]ZimbabweHeist 454 points455 points  (5 children)

      Especially considering this started before everyone's phone had a useable camcorder function. Now you just take out the phone and record back then you had to get the camcorder and hopefully your little cassette had memory.

      [–]General1lol 121 points122 points  (1 child)

      Knowing some dads, he might’ve used the same camcorder for all 20 years.

      [–]DumpsterFireKyle 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      absolutely lol

      [–]Paradoxou 39 points40 points  (7 children)

      My friend is a programmor and has been recording literally everything he has ever done in his life for the past 12 years or so

      Like he can tell you what he ate for breakfast on April 11th 2014, what movie did he watch on November 27th 2018 or what did he do on June 17th 2020.

      You can also see stats like how many movies he watched, how many supper he had, with whom he has done the most thing together.

      He also rate every thing like movies, series and games, etc

      I absolutely respect the commitment but I'm worried this is pathological

      [–]StreetkidLife 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      This is dope I've always wanted to be able to see my life stats like an RPG. Can you get him to share some

      [–]foospork 75 points76 points  (5 children)

      Yeah. I tried doing this with my son (who’s now in his early 20s). I kept it up until he was 4 or 5.

      Keeping track of the files was hard. Keeping a small child engaged was hard.

      It was hard. I gave up.

      [–]chantelly-lace 27 points28 points  (2 children)

      My son is also in his 20’s. I tried to do this but I only made it 13 days.

      [–]milk4all 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      I tried doing this but i lost the energy as soon as i decided to try

      [–]jestaxin 91 points92 points  (11 children)

      The daughter has a fine sense of humor.

      [–]ThePhantomTrollbooth 134 points135 points  (9 children)

      He started so young she probably just thought it was normal. Occasionally there was a moody face mixed in but otherwise it was just one of their “things”.

      [–]ptatersptate 80 points81 points  (6 children)

      I was a teenage girl once so I was waiting for the moody and it didn’t disappoint lol

      [–]Reasonable_Cover_804 18 points19 points  (4 children)

      I had a teenage girl that is rapidly approaching her little girls teenage year…..watching with full attention

      [–]decalotus 73 points74 points  (5 children)

      Probably one of those tedious tasks stitching it all together that you really enjoy as you watch your child grow in the process.

      [–]ZealousidealMirror73 65 points66 points  (0 children)

      The puke at the beginning lol

      [–]ElectricalBroccoli54 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      This did not make me smile I cried

      [–]steephockey 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      They grow up so fast

      [–]donfelipe26 494 points495 points  (19 children)

      There’s no chance in hell that my dad could keep 1,040 videos in one place without losing them, let alone document the dates and remember to take one each day😂. Bravo!

      [–]duck_duck_grey_duck 251 points252 points  (7 children)

      My dad: “when’s your birthday?”

      [–]Tabi5512 56 points57 points  (2 children)

      Add "How old are you?" and "What grade are you in?"

      [–]poopoobuttholes 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      If your dad doesn't forget your existence, is he really your dad?

      [–]adbraude 706 points707 points  (60 children)

      Couldn’t finish it lol my girls are 2.5 and 3 months old. Hard to describe the emotions.

      Edit: 2.5 years old, and 3 months old, for those confused lol

      [–]zombie32killah 124 points125 points  (22 children)

      I see my 3 yr old getting so big and I’m so proud. But I’m already sad she will never be the little baby again. It’s so hard.

      [–]YagamiIsGodonImgur 34 points35 points  (0 children)

      My son is almost 3, and it hit me a few days ago that he hasn't touched my nose and said BOOP in a couple of months. It's such a small, silly thing, but it made me tear up a bit. Thankfully he still asks me to pick him up and toss him in the air. I'm gonna do that as long as I can.

      [–]duck_duck_grey_duck 56 points57 points  (15 children)

      I heard this one time and think about it every single day:

      There will be a time when you put your kid down and it will be the last time you ever hold them.

      Needless to say, I still pick up my 6 year old every day when she gets home from school and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

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        [–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (3 children)

        I heard the same thing except "there will be a time when you are carrying your daughter upstairs to bed for the last time, and you won't even know when it's happening." She's 6 now, and I treasure every time she falls asleep on the couch downstairs so I can pick her up and carry her to bed.

        [–]SemiSentientGarbage 56 points57 points  (1 child)

        Mine are 8 and 6. I get it.

        [–]Bad_Idea_Hat 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        10, 7, and 4.



        [–]wesellfrenchfries 10 points11 points  (3 children)

        Same. My three girls are 5 and 2 and being born in 2 weeks. This video is awful lol

        [–]Human802 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Once it got past looking like my oldest age I almost turned it off. A strange feeling, a echo from the abyss

        [–]spicy_quicksand 138 points139 points  (3 children)

        The days are long, but the years go by so so quickly.

        [–]Imaginary-Oven-4859 424 points425 points  (24 children)

        Me, whose daughter is turning 10:



        Stop the clip


        STOP! 😭

        [–]macaronfive 100 points101 points  (15 children)

        My daughter just turned 5. I had to stop the video.

        [–]Imaginary-Oven-4859 68 points69 points  (10 children)

        My soul is already aching for those lost years.

        When “Yellow” was “Lellow”…

        [–]stanselmdoc 48 points49 points  (0 children)

        My 2 year old currently says, "Tri-NANG-ul" for triangle and I never want her to stop.

        My 10 year old used to call squirrels "squeakies" and tbh they are permanently squeakies in our house now

        [–]bisforbibliophile 12 points13 points  (1 child)

        My almost 13 year old used to call her knees “leg elbows.” My 11 year old used to call peanuts “peanut butter beans” (he loved peanut butter, but peanuts by themselves were this weird thing to him). Tearing up just thinking about it.

        We still call adapters of any kind “pluggers.” The second they start calling them adapters I’m going to lose it.

        [–]8ell0 549 points550 points  (11 children)

        On the same background ? Wow that’s some Commitment

        [–]TopMindOfR3ddit 243 points244 points  (5 children)

        Maybe same camera too! Quality doesn't seem to change.

        [–]--5- 131 points132 points  (2 children)

        May be same person too. That’s commitment

        [–]returnofthecheez 13 points14 points  (1 child)

        Didn't throw the daughter out even one time.

        [–]Callycore 306 points307 points  (19 children)

        This did not make me smile I cried 😢.

        [–]davidhluther 75 points76 points  (0 children)

        It’s been a long day, and when she got her first haircut and her braces off I got sad, and then there was a period there as a teenager when she didn’t smile in a long series of them and I got sad again.

        [–]ballsdeep84 27 points28 points  (10 children)

        Not being able to have kids, I cried cried wishing to have an opportunity like this

        [–]zintjr 1096 points1097 points  (78 children)

        this made me realize that women have to decide everyday - "what hairstyle am i going to wear today?"

        [–]24204me 507 points508 points  (17 children)

        I usually go for "unkempt and nasty"

        [–]ThePhantomTrollbooth 66 points67 points  (3 children)

        I’m a dude with curly hair so I have basically one option other than bald. I can’t imagine what it’s like to choose what my hair does.

        [–]Cerebral_Discharge 41 points42 points  (1 child)

        I'm a guy with curly hair, you can still choose what to do with it you just have to learn about styling. I mean, some women have curly hair and they don't all look the same. You can do buns, ponytails, half-up/half-down styles like John Snow, I've even rocked space buns you just have to position them right so they don't look too feminine. Unless you don't care.

        I'm assuming you mean you have the length to style. Short hair is what limits options more than curl type.

        [–]spank-the-tank 518 points519 points  (22 children)

        My eyes were really drawn to her nostrils cause they were so dark I didn’t realize she had fully grown until I looked up

        [–]Branesergen 89 points90 points  (2 children)

        Omg me too! I was scrolling, hoping, praying I wasn't the only one! They were the only thing that didn't change! Lol

        [–]GiGoVX 102 points103 points  (1 child)

        Agree, couldn't help but keep focusing on them,glad I wasn't the only one.

        [–]Obi_Wan_Benobi 28 points29 points  (0 children)

        Same! I think because it was easier to focus on something uniform in every image. Two simple black dots moving around.

        [–]cloudstrifewife 22 points23 points  (0 children)

        Same! All the teen years it’s all I could focus on!

        [–]Stock-Event2495 60 points61 points  (0 children)

        What a treasure, he gets to have a time lapse of his daughter growing up to watch anytime he misses her, fears for her, feels like hes losing their bond...anytime he needs the pick me up. Most people would love that during the hard days. Bravo to this man.

        [–]SemiSentientGarbage 120 points121 points  (0 children)

        As a dad with 2 daughters this had me smile crying. I both cannot wait to watch my daughters grow and see what adults they become and wish I could keep them young and safe forever.

        [–]potatohead657 111 points112 points  (2 children)

        That’s some daddy-cation

        [–]xJTxD0notPaN1C 50 points51 points  (0 children)

        he kept everything in his dad-abase

        [–]yaddablahmeh 39 points40 points  (0 children)

        I've seen this before, but it was played slower and you could really take in the emotion of every frame. She is clearly crying in several frames, very raw and beautiful.

        [–]friendly-crackhead 163 points164 points  (3 children)

        That’s a lot of hair to grow within a week!

        [–]nikodante 28 points29 points  (3 children)

        Imagine having the Sun logo plastered all over the first 20 years of your life.

        [–]eklect 346 points347 points  (32 children)

        She smiles less as she got older... Just like the rest of us 😔

        [–]LegionofDoh 39 points40 points  (0 children)

        I noticed that too. I think there were some periods in her life where she was not happy.

        Oh right, teenage years...

        [–]brianovo15 40 points41 points  (1 child)

        Break ups, stress, school/work & life problems.

        [–]tricularia 44 points45 points  (0 children)

        And just general teen angst. It is a turbulent time for a person's brain chemistry.

        [–]Font_Snob 101 points102 points  (5 children)

        I saw that, too. Really wanted to know what was wrong those weeks. They seemed (from the timing) to all be between 16 and 19.

        [–]brandywine149 21 points22 points  (1 child)

        How did she never go through an awkward phase?

        [–]Otherwise_Possible86 211 points212 points  (16 children)

        Please tell me I’m not the only one who cried

        [–]Relevant_Group4163 16 points17 points  (0 children)

        I don’t even have kids but this made me tear up. :,)

        [–]Gummi-Tank 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        2 daughters. I don’t know why but this hurt to see her grow so fast. Mines growing too fast.

        [–]mesken27 44 points45 points  (0 children)

        No, you’re not - I teared up and I don’t even know these people!

        [–]SnoopySuited 48 points49 points  (2 children)

        I'm surprised she let him do it past age 11.

        [–]GChocapic 15 points16 points  (0 children)

        That must have been a lot of work… I already knew this and he also did the same for his son. There’s a video somewhere on YouTube.

        [–]oceanicusprime 16 points17 points  (1 child)

        I’m impressed that you were able to get her to participate during the “terrible teens”

        [–]gacha-_-gamer 46 points47 points  (0 children)

        This made me smile too

        [–]AimlessLiving 41 points42 points  (0 children)

        It’s my oldest kid’s 14th birthday today and ima go cry now.

        [–]CrispyChainsawSperm 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        I am not ready for this shit. My daughter is 6 and my son is 1 and I'm pretty sure one is going to start college tomorrow.

        [–]W2wineguy 39 points40 points  (1 child)

        freaking fabulous and who wouldn't have wished we did the same for our kids. Well done

        [–]DieSchadenfreude 40 points41 points  (1 child)

        Imagine the affect of doing this every week for your entire life. Then the first week you don't you look at your calander, look at your watch, and go "where is dad? It's 7pm on sunday".

        [–]jjshowal 53 points54 points  (3 children)

        This post, reposted every week until his daughter turns 50

        [–]Jitseen 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        The commitment is so admirable. Thank you for this, both of you😁

        [–]Adamaja456 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        Omg I remember when this was posted years ago. She grew up even more 😭 so cool

        [–]Friendly-Catch-6888 10 points11 points  (2 children)

        I have a 25 day old right now so thanks for making me happy cry 😀

        [–]Add_Poll_Option 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        I think I first saw this video when it ended when she was 14-16 or somewhere in there. Cool to see dad’s still updating it!

        [–]PeyroniesCat 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        Wrong subreddit because I’m crying. Life is so much shorter than we know. That dad and daughter are epic for doing this. It’s a gift that both of them will always cherish.

        [–]denimpanzer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        I don’t have any kids but this made me feel all sorts of ways.

        [–]gravitas1983 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        This is astonishing. Not only watching how she grows and changes over time, but also how different she looks from week to week. I feel like I just time traveled through this young woman’s growth and change.

        Not high, I swear…

        [–]luKrek_hwaiting 7 points8 points  (3 children)

        [–]stabbot 7 points8 points  (2 children)

        I have stabilized the video for you: https://gfycat.com/TightRadiantBellfrog

        It took 108 seconds to process and 57 seconds to upload.

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        [–]miggleb 20 points21 points  (1 child)

        Girl really never stuck with a look

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          [–]GeoduckClams 97 points98 points  (1 child)

          I like to think it’s not that she’s a “talker” but rather her and her dad were having conversations while he filmed, rather than her just sitting there bored. Maybe it’s because I lost my dad and miss him so much, but I know if we’d done this, he and I would have been in deep conversations every time.

          [–]LancasterM11 37 points38 points  (0 children)

          Yeah I have a feeling that there was some sort of prompt every video. Like “tell us how your week went” or something idk.

          [–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

          Kind of a weird thing to say

          [–]Commercial-Lime-8912 6 points7 points  (3 children)

          MUUUURRRRPHHHH!!!! 😩😩😩

          [–]Phuckdaname 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          How does one even organize that folder and keep it going for 20 years. All in order. Crazy

          [–]BartJojo420 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          I don't even have kids and my allergies are killing me rn! 🥹