My three year old has discovered (and therefore I have just discovered) that one can take photos on one’s iPad without unlocking said iPad.
My son thinks this is amazing. I am indifferent and will always unlock my iPad to take a picture because I am essentially a technological relic.
Anyway scrolling through my gallery the other day led me to some shots that are cronkier, wonkier and more blurry than my usual ones…
Yet somehow these little gems are sweeter than any of my attempts – they are infused with a childish simplicity that makes me smile.
My son chooses to take pictures of things he loves in the house; the kitchen clock, the kitchen bin, his toys, his parents, his sister. His small world is getting bigger by the minute but for now this is his world – this is his happy.
And so, in what could be the most ill-conceived photo-blog post of all time, allow me to present the photographic gallery of my three year old:
The Family Portraits
I love them. I love that he’s experimenting and also that he’s taking control – he spends enough time as the subject of photos (more and more reluctantly) and I can see his pride at being the one doing the snapping.
Has your little one discovered the camera function on your phone/ipad!? Share their snaps with me on Instagram @occupationmother or Twitter @puddlemother. I’d love to see! #snaphappyson #snaphappydaughter. And yes I’ve invented my own hashtags. Maybe I’m not quite the technological relic (yet) afterall.