Today I read something about adults and kids- how adults are more often taking pictures of kids and talking about how cute and picturesque they are, instead of being with them. Playing with them, for example. The comments got me thinking.
In many cases I could stand to do more “playing with” and less “photographing” or even “doing my own thing when kids play.” Entering in is a key part of relationship, and sometimes I’m too distracted or lazy to do it. This is certainly true. -
It’s also true that something magical and empowering often happen when kids play together without adults. They can seize independence and fuel their own play. They can ignite each other in ways that adults often can’t. Peer connections, when they’re positive, have that power. When I saw this photo - my daughter with the daughter of a friend, plus two of her cousins - I thought “album cover.” They’re up there together, doing their kid thing - and loving it. It wouldn’t have been the same if I (or another adult) was in the picture. In this case I was glad to be outside capturing, not inside participating. -
So it’s both/and I think. As often is the case in life.
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