Sounds like a studio, doesn’t it?
My 10-year-old son has definitely taken a turn for the artistic, and I love that he loves taking photos because he will often run to get the camera when the “main” photographer is otherwise preoccupied.
He’s gotten some great shots of Anthony that way.
Many great shots of Anthony.
Many, many great shots of Anthony.
A hundred great shots of Anthony!
I don’t mind.
Are you kidding? I actually get to be in some of the photos with my baby!
What has surprised me in all this is not only Jem’s eye for a good photo; it’s also his playful sense of humor. Jem is more of an introverted child—one of our only ones, to be sure—and in his case, still waters run deep. He is pensive, introspective, and
argumentative exceedingly partial to social justice.
As such, I have loved seeing his lighter side come out.
A few weeks ago, John took Jem & his brother on a trip up to the Boundary Waters. I was happy for them but sad-faced for me; I don’t like being left behind. (I’m an outdoorswoman wannabe. I love love love the great outdoors.)
So I asked Jem if he would take a photo of his father and me—one last memento, as it were, of my beloved before he bailed. Jem said sure and snapped away, then showed me the results.
“Jem!” I protested. “You cropped your father out of the photo!”
He grinned and kept scrolling backwards through the pictures…
…ending with the very first photo he’d taken:
He’d been teasing me shamefully and I took the bait.
It’s an outdoorswoman thing.
How about you? What are some of your children’s unique gifts? I’d love to hear about them.