Aria is very into my iPhone lately. She picks it up if she sees it on the counter. She plucks it out of my purse. She grabs it from my back pocket. I know, I know… I shouldn’t let her just take my phone like that, but she just loves playing with my iPhone’s camera. Who knows, she could grow up to be a famous photographer. So, I let her practice. But the truth is that 99.9% of her photos get erased by me because they are just random pictures of the sky, of the floor, or a close-up of someone’s face where all you can see is skin or an eyeball. But every now and then she will get a photo that’s worth keeping.
Like this one.
On this day we were sitting out in the hot sun watching one of Alex’s soccer games. She was bored so she began playing with my phone, and she snapped this photo of our feet. Now, if I really wanted to be critical of this picture I can say, “Ewwww! I really need a pedicure! And those old flip-flops have to go!” But I’m not going to do that. Instead I’m going to focus on those pretty little pink tennis shoes (that one day will be a size 10 like her mom, but for now are still small and cute) and those sweet little white socks, and those cute little legs, and the fact that we are side by side, enjoying the day together…and this wonderful moment in time was captured not by me, the usual photographer of the family, but by my three-year-old daughter. It’s just a priceless photo. It’s perfect. No editing needed.
And for those of you who think that I only post pictures of myself on this blog that are edited to flatter, that don’t make me look frumpy or bad in anyway – you are right. I carefully choose the photos of myself because I’m vain like that. But today, well…here’s a special treat for you! Because I think Aria is so darn cute in the way she uses my camera, I’m going to show you a candid video she took of me last night as I was doing housework. Yep, it’s the REAL me!
It’s a very short video, and when you watch it please try to ignore my housewife frumpiness and just listen to her sweet commentary. I think when she grows up she just might be a reporter!