I Have No Memories To Show You

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It’s no secret that life has been a little crazy around here.  And normally, after a time such as this, I come back here and show you in pictures what we’ve been up to.

But I can’t do that today.

Aside from a couple of events, my camera has stayed safely tucked in its bag during this busy season.  This was on purpose, and this was on accident.  I brought it with me everywhere with the intention to capture the moments, but just couldn’t bring myself to drag it out and occupy myself with snapping photos.

As much as I love it, it’s work with small kids.  Not only do I have to pay attention to the camera but I also have to pay attention to those little people running around.  And it becomes less fun and more stress.

I read somewhere that when you take pictures, you diminish your memories.  Like, somehow, your brain imprints moments more vividly in your mind if you know that a camera isn’t there to do it for you.

So that’s what I’ve been doing.  Making memories with my mind, instead of with my camera.

Although I did get to snap a few pics at my cousin’s wedding a couple weeks back, which was way, way too fun.  Mostly because 1) other people ran around after my kids while I did it and 2) I was less concerned with preserving my own memories, and more concerned with preserving theirs.

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3 thoughts on “I Have No Memories To Show You

  1. Finally, someone who gets how I feel! I became sad watching other parents miss out on experiences because they only saw snippets of life through a camera lens, I know parents who were so obsessed at capturing their child’s first trip to Disneyworld, that they saw nothing themselves except through that little square. The child would look to the parent to share with her, but instead of mom’s happy face and eye contact, the child only had a camera to talk to.

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