Mommy, What’s A Selfie?

I climbed in the hammock playing hide and go seek.

Suckers.

They found me. Rats. “Mommy can we get in?” Sure. They delicately got in. Smashed along side me. “Don’t move or you’ll fall out”.

I’ll admit, it was a snuggle trap.

“Mommy lets take a picture!” Alrighty. “Selfie!” “Mommy, what’s a selfie?” Stupid internet made my guilt flare for a second. We keep being told selfies are “ruining this generation” and catering to the “me me me” millennial kids. But then I remembered I was having a great moment with my boys and that wasn’t about ME ME ME it was about US US US. So we cheesed. We giggled. We made funny faces. I didn’t even look at the photos until later that night. I found this one.
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It’s everything. Have you ever been in a moment and wanted to capture it somehow? I feel like I did. The smiles. The scrunched faces. The snuggles. I got it all because I taught my kids about a selfie.

As the family photographer, this is often my only way to really capture a whole moment. I have thousands of photos of my boys doing things. In the snow. In the bath. Screaming at the dinner table (hey, real life y’all). But every so often my go go gadget arm can wrap around those sweaty mops of hair and get something like this. It won’t always be this way. So thanks, selfie revolution, for giving me this blip in time.

3 Comments

  1. Love everything about this. Everything. Well said and that pic is perfection. I love looking back through my phone at all those fun blips in time. 🙂

  2. Ollie is your mini me. We take a lot of selfies in our house too because I agree; it’s the only way to capture our moments together. But I’m not buying a selfie stick.

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