Not surprisingly, my kids have grown up in front of my camera. Welcome to having a Mommy as a professional photographer right? Matter of fact, my oldest was crawling on a commercial studio set long before she could take real steps. That being said, none of my babes has ever shown any real interest in picking up a camera that does not turn your face into a Snapchat puppy or grace you with an instantaneous digital floral crown. Haha. And then, out of nowhere, my 11 year old daughter lays this one on me:
Ryann: "Mom I want to enter the talent show at school ...can I use your real camera? I don't want to be onstage I just want to make something...a picture maybe"
Me: (Playing it cool) "Um...sure...what are you thinking?"
15 minutes later... the both of them come down the stairs and she's got her brother dressed as a cowboy riding an old wrapping paper tube complete with a horse hat stuffed with t-shirts and a random string for his lasso. He couldn't have been more excited.
We headed out to a nearby field and to be honest, the only reason I even pulled out my iPhone was to capture the "behind the scenes" and show that she did it all... nothing from me. What I actually got was a gift -- a true Mother's Day gift.
After seeing this, you know my fingers are crossed that maybe I'm going to get a little photographer in the family after all!