Capture the Everyday is about getting you to capture those everyday moments in your life! Each Thursday, I’ll issue a simple challenge to capture something that’s a part of your daily life. You can post just a picture or add some words to go along with it. You’ll have a week to get it done and then I’ll issue another. It’s a quick, easy way to start capturing those little parts of life we sometimes take for granted.
This Week’s Assignment:
A Picture of You Playing with Your Kids
This is a tough one, right? We’re usually the ones TAKING the pictures. Being the sentimentalist that I am, I want my kids to have pictures of me when I was “younger.” Maybe they’re boys and just won’t care, but I know I will. Playing with the kids is something I do daily so why wouldn’t I want to capture it?
I’ll also say it’s hard as heck to capture with a self-timer. In fact, I could only get the little guy in the shot.
Little Roo loves this toy. It’s a hand-me-down from my half-brother (who’s over 20 years younger than me). It doesn’t really work well but it makes pirate noises. That’s enough for any boy to be mesmerized.
For good measure, I also snapped a picture of Daddy Roo playing with the kids. Well, it’s more like the kids having fun sitting on Daddy while looking at who-knows-what. I love pictures like this because they’re real. Not a perfectly posed shot at the beach (which also have their place but you get my point). This is my life, silly and fun and just plain normal. I like it that way.
Next Week’s Assignment: Something you’re good at
If you want to participate, just a few things to note:
- Grab the badge (code is in column to the right):
- Feel free to write about what you captured. A funny story about it. A history on it. How you’ll remember it. What will you want to remember about that picture 20, 30, 40 years from now?
- Just a picture and a caption are fine too.
- Don’t worry if you “aren’t a good photographer.” Consider this practice. Plus, it’s about capturing the memory, not a pretty picture.
- Visit the blogger ahead of you and as many others as you have time for.
- Leave a comment below (this notifies me through email that you linked up).