Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.
LP and Little Man are very much blogger children. This blog has been around since LP was 8 months old – and for the whole of Little Man’s life. It means that they have spent their whole life seeing me with a camera in my hand and knowing that wherever we go, whatever adventure we’re on I will be taking photos of them enjoying our day out.
And this relationship with the camera has gone in peaks and troughs through the years. For a while, as toddlers, they were happy having their photo taken and they would even smile on demand. Then there would be a phase of screwing their faces up whenever they saw the camera, going into an instant mood and refusing to have their photo taken.
Then they would relax into photographs, letting me take one or two and knowing that it would then be done, they could go and enjoy themselves for the rest of the day. But now we have turned a new corner. One where the children ask me to take their photo, where they ask to have a photo together and where if they see something, accomplish something or create something they want me to photograph it, to document that moment and to make it appear on Timehop every year in the future.
Photographs are such a huge part of our lives and they are something the children have come to understand and appreciate. They both really like looking back at photos and now they really do know why I bother to take them. They love saving those memories forever too. And so now they like to take their own photos as well, on their tablets and toy cameras, saving their own moments in time too.
Taking photos is something I have always loved to do and I love that the children have eased into their own love of it as well. It’s something we can enjoy together, do together and treasure as the years go by and I hope their love of photography – and their willingness to have family photos – won’t dwindle over time.
If you have an ordinary moment this week, come and link up – I’m looking forward to reading the moments that you share and will comment and share them on Twitter through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part.