There are many technologies that have made life easier, but for me it’s the digital camera (and the girls in front of the camera) that makes my day.
Back when my parents took pictures on their 35mm camera, they would have photos of multiple occasions on a single 36 picture roll of film. They couldn’t preview the picture to ensure they had something mantel worthy. They just had to hope a few would turn out.
However, thanks to digital cameras, I can snap 36 pictures of my daughter blowing out her birthday candles just to be sure I get the best one. It has also allowed me to capture the essence of my girls in what I call, “One My Way, One Your Way.” When trying to get a picture of them in their holiday best or to capture that perfect smile, I’ll ask my girls to give me a smile and pose that is My Way and then they can take a few pictures their way. While the My Way photo gives me a picture I originally envisioned being perfect, their way has captured who they are and the reality of the moment.
So thank you inventor of the digital camera; you’ve made parenting a little easier and with it helped to document life’s silliest (and in MHO best) moments.
What is one technology that has not only made your life easier, but opened your eyes to something you were missing?
- Jessica Troskosky