It’s been a while since I took one of those email-prompt-a-day photography classes. I was kind of thinking it might be fun to do it again, and so I have jumped into Darrah Parker’s Lensmama class.
It was so much easier to take snapshots of our days when the kids were little. The “cute factor” was certainly higher back then, and I never heard, “Mom, please don’t take my picture!” or “is that going on the Internet??” like I do these days. These challenges, though, are precisely why I thought it would be a fun little exercise for me.
Capturing motherhood when you are the mom of toddlers can be hard because you are always so busy. But capturing motherhood when you are the mom of tweens and teens can be hard because they are always so busy. And they have opinions about what you should and should not be photographing. And they are not shy about expressing those opinions. Vehemently.
So for the next ten days, I plan to challenge myself to document a little bit of my days (as they relate to parenting), while still respecting the privacy of my kids. Wish me luck 🙂
The photos for this post are from today’s prompt, which is all about routines: making lunches, doing the school dropoff thing, that post-dropoff pot of coffee…
I won’t post my pictures here every day, but I’ll probably share my favorites once in a while over the course of the class!
P.S. Class started today, but it looks like you can still sign up, if you want to. (I have nothing to gain by sharing this with you, by the way – I just think it’s going to be fun!)