Play /plā/ verb 1. engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.
Letting kids be kids now a days for some is an unknown thing. I am sharing the definition of play for this post because to me, the art of childhood should be centered around play. Capturing kids in their natural habitat playing however they dream possible was my goal. Going over to my brother’s house to “borrow” his children went a little differently than I had planned though. You see even though I haven’t been around them everyday, they still kind of have photographer’s child syndrome. Maybe not the running from the camera screaming, but for sure the “Oh camera let’s look at it and smile.” I almost always have a camera in my hand around them though. The oldest had it the hardest. He used to cry being in front of the camera because he would want to be the one taking the pictures, it helped that most camera’s we let him hold would flash and that was the coolest thing when he was younger. But thankfully a few just go play’s got their faces off my camera and their heads into make believe land. Little sister took some convincing to get in on the mud fun, but with big brothers help she got in and then it was a bit head getting her out. I just love these three so much! Watching them be them was a refreshing treat, stepping back and enjoying the show that they didn’t even know they were putting on. Best thing I am taking away from this month’s theme is to step away from trying to control things and enjoy what unfolds naturally sometimes.