Lately, whenever we go places…trips, excursions, the grocery store…Harry asks if he can use my camera, and I’ve lost my camera for the next hour. The thing is, he’s really good. Case in point, see the above photo. He took it. The kid’s got an eye…and he’s getting better and better.
On Monday, my friend Rachel texted that they were on the way to a Glass Bottom Boat excursion…which just so happens to be not all that very far from me…and did we want to join? Harry is always in for anything where he can use the word “bottom” legally and laugh and laugh!…because, bottom.
I pulled my camera from my purse and started snapping, because, boat.
And mine were the typical shots. Look! Boat! With a glass bottom! (Harry: You said bottom! Ha!)
And then, predictably, Harry wanted to take a few. And I never got the camera back for the rest of the day.
Later that evening, it was a treat to download the photos and see the day through his eyes.
By the way, I don’t have photoshop.
He also took some great family shots…something that I forget to do. I sent these to Rachel later that evening and she loved the photos. She said she has so few of the four of them because one person is always taking the photos. It seems this is always the case, right? And when you do have one, it’s one taken by some random person on the street that you flagged down. And those photos always look sort of weird because, at least for me, I’m always fake smiling at this stranger, with a thought bubble over my head: “Is this person going to turn and run far away with my camera?’ Or maybe I’m the only person who thinks like that. Or maybe not.
But it’s easy to smile…or make weird faces…at a little kid with a camera. Sean seems to have no problem here.
But more than that for me, I just love seeing the world through his lens as he’s growing and learning and seeing things for the first time.
The thought that I’ve been here a hundred times in my life.
But it’s never looked so pretty to me.
Of course, in the end, it’s all about perspective.
Because it’s not only the way you look at things.
It’s also at whom you’re looking.
And who is looking at you.