They squirm to get out of reach. “Not again,” they occasionally roll their eyes , the shutter open-close click-click-click.
“That’s a horrible background. Move over here,” I direct them, to sighs as they shuffle across the yard.
Yes, they might sometimes complain when the camera comes out AGAIN, but they loved it today when I was updating the slideshow in the digital picture frame.
My kids have changed so much in a few years. Even in this short timeframe, they laughed at haircuts and clothing; they reminisced about wonderful vacations, celebrations with families and friends, and fun days in the neighborhood. We were amazed at how the same friends kept popping up in photos over the last few years.
So many memories. They fade in our minds, but the photos are there to spark a smile. And the kids still enjoy to look at photo albums of their parents when they were young. We can share our memories with them in a disk, though I admit that people can keep too many BAD pictures to clutter their files, their walls, their albums. And Grandmom will be happy, since we can still tag the people in the photos, without even turning over the faded, dated photographs.
So pull out your camera today. Snap some pictures of those who you surround yourself with. You won’t regret it. C