If you read my Some days post on Wednesday, you’ll already know that as far as weeks go, this one has been pretty rubbish. The last of the spring sunshine deserted us on Tuesday and it’s rained on and off ever since. We’ve also been living in the middle of a massive and incredibly loud building site (see the picture on the bottom left). Both boys have been bothered by the noise and have subsequently taken it in turns to bother each other. The joys!
So what have we been doing?
We’ve been out for walks. We sat in the sunshine (before it disappeared). We took photographs of flowers and crazy artwork. We picked up sticks. We made flapjacks. We held hands and danced in the living room. I ate pick and mix Swiss-style while the boys were sleeping – I don’t share Lindt.
Despite having an absolutely wonderful and beloved new camera, all this week’s photographs were taken with my iPhone or compact. I have been using the new one a lot. An awful lot. So much so, that the toddler has started to run away as soon as he sees me reach for it.
So why am I not sharing them?
Well, they’re almost too good that it makes me feel a little uncomfortable. I’m happy to post the occasional snapshot of CK and BB on my blog and on twitter but I mostly use ones that don’t fully capture them. I had some of the photographs that I’d taken of the boys with the DSLR formatted and ready to share but I couldn’t press publish. I’m not entirely sure what makes me hold back. I don’t think it’s about protecting them; I think it’s more to do with keeping the really special moments to myself.
I shall ponder it for a while longer but in the meantime, I’d love to know your thoughts on it and how much you’re willing to share.