Later, I went through my own childhood photo albums, trying to see if I had a picture of my mother holding me as a baby (sadly, I do not). But I stumbled across this gem:
I'm pretty sure I'm somewhere between 2 and 3 in this photo, so this is circa 1977-78. Note how I'm wearing a plaid coat not unlike my mom's in the first picture, complete with faux-fur collar. However, I also got a matching faux-fur hat. Take that, Mom!
In all seriousness, I love this photo. I love this coat and its little matching hat. I love that my mom, for some reason, always posed us in front of this closet door to take photos. I have countless photos of my brothers and I posed in front of this closet door, haha. Why? Who knows!
If only I had a picture of me and Mom wearing our plaid coats together. :)