The children and I took a walk today. I had to stop at the bank, and Grace had designs on a treat from Starbucks. We did both of those things, and on the way I got a reminder.
I stopped to take the above photo of some pruned rose bushes. I haven’t unloaded photos from my camera or backed up my computer in a while, so there was only 20 available shots on my camera. As soon as I had it out, Sam was asking to use it.
I said no, and promised that next time we’d bring his camera. He was really disappointed and I realized that I was being ridiculous. What is the point of taking my children for a walk and saying no to the way my son wants to enjoy that walk?
So he took these carefully selected shots:
I love his eye. He takes such care choosing his subjects and framing his shots. I am pretty ashamed of myself for coming so close to keeping him from these photographs.
From now on, I will try harder to say yes.