The entire world loves photos of Britney Spears. Not bizarrely edited paparazzi photos, but happy, consenting snaps from her life.
Now, Britney’s sharing pics of her trip to Disneyland with her two sons.
And fans are losing their entire minds about how quickly these boys are growing up. Take a look:
“Great time at Disneyland today,” Britney gushed in a captions alongside a series of sweet family snaps.
“But,” she confessed. “I don’t remember ever getting that wet on splash mountain.”
Britney exclaimed: “!!! Geeez.”
Seeing Britney’s sons — and how much they have grown — really drove home for a lot of fans and followers how long it’s been since they saw them.
But Britney has a very good explanation for that.
“Anyhow my boys are older now,” Britney acknowledged. “So they don’t like their picture taken ever…”
We can all remember reaching an age where we suddenly became camera-shy. Some of us never left it.
“So,” she continued. “I was thrilled today when they said SURE !!!!!”
“Such a great place !!!!!” Britney gushed about Disneyland.
Any place where the Britney Spears can go with her sons and have a good time despite her fame and recognizability deserves at least a little praise.
What’s nuts about the photos that Britney shared is that it’s a great reminder of how quickly kids grow up.
Sean Preston is 13. Jayden James is 12.
It’s one thing to know, intellectually, that Britney’s sons are growing up.
It’s another thing altogether to see Sean overtaking his mother in height.
Both boys are hitting that age where they’re about to shoot up in height.
For comparison, here’s a photo of Britney and her boys just a little over a year ago.
Their father, Kevin Federline, is 6 feet tall.
(See, who says he didn’t bring anything to the table when it comes to the kids — he has height)
It’s probably a solid bet that both Sean and Jayden will end up at least that tall, if not taller.
Already, they’re changing before our very eyes.
Whether it’s a month or six months or a year before they give Britney the go-ahead to share another snap, they’ll both certainly look different.
Our favorite thing about these photos isn’t actually Sean or Jayden, precious though they both are.
We are always gushing about Britney’s dedication to being a first-rate mom, and this is a great example.
So many parents treat their children as objects with no agency of their own.
In contrast, Britney cares about consent. If her boys don’t want their photos taken, they aren’t taken.
It’s no surprise — because Britney’s more than just a supermom.
She knows, maybe better than anyone else on Earth, exactly what a hell it is to go through life with her photo constantly taken without permission.
Britney has faced a lot of drama this year.
Some of it was rumors stirred up by people claiming to have insider knowledge about her life.
Some of it was stirred up by family. Some of it was stirred up by fans.
We — who are Britney stans first and people second — are so grateful that she can leave that mess behind at times and spend time on what’s important.