I take a lot of photos of my daughter. She was born with a camera documenting everything like I was the paparazzi.
There are so many pictures of her throughout the years it is difficult which ones to choose for prints or in a yearbook. I’m trying to balance what photos are important to me and what photos she will treasure. What will she remember when she looks back at them? Oh sure, the exasperation at dad for asking her to pose or document her is real enough now, but will she look back with gratitude?
This makes no difference to me since I am unlikely to change my ways and keep snapping every chance I get.
When the time comes, I want those family photo albums that my mother has curated over the years. As an active child, my young life was a blur. Those photos will help anchor my memories. I can only hope that my daughter will feel the same way.
Perhaps this was clearer and more helpful than my earlier post.