One of the benefits of exposing your kids to travel is to see things differently. Kids spot things you don’t, they see the beauty in the mundane and, quite frankly, they are smaller so their eye level is different from yours and as such they see flowers and butterflies and bugs and treasures and things our eyes may quickly scan over. We have learned to take the time to see what they see, to stop and look at the things that excite them, to recognize that their way of seeing things is always different from our own.
It seemed only natural that since I almost always have a camera attached to my hand that our son, F, would want one of his own. Since his first choice would be to use mine (and that won’t happen) and his second choice is my iPhone, which he has on his own learned how to take pictures with, open instagram and post on, we decided he needed his own camera, and so my parents got him one for Christmas. It has been so fun to see the pictures he takes, and while they aren’t artistically the best pictures they represent him and who he is at this point in his life and, more importantly, how he sees the world.
This post is part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby