Today I am thankful for digital cameras.
Tonight’s post was going to be about being thankful for ice cream on the deck on a summer week night as a family. As I went to get a good pic of the family I snapped a pic, and then another, and another, and another, and yet another. I’ve learned over the years to snap several and then you should have a good one or two to choose from. As I checked the pics this is what I had to choose from:
Gavin looking like he was in Colorado…
Gavin looking like he was afraid of my phone…
Gavin after drinking too much…
And Gavin looking like he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
I was down to one picture left… How did it turn out? Becky was smiling the whole time, was her smile going to fade a little? Maybe she was blinking? Dominic looked relatively normal and happy, was he going to be making a face this time? Could Gavin really go zero for five? Maybe, just maybe, would and act of God have gotten him to smile for just one pic? Could just one of the five have turned out???
Thanks Becky for deciding to tell me I was number one! Perfect! Thanks for making this picture memorable with just one finger Becky! Another benefit of digital is the ability to hide an obscene gesture. 😂
I’m kind of used to that from Gavin (this beauty was from 4 or 5 years ago when he wanted to show me where his finger hurt).
And that’s why I’m thankful for digital cameras today. Had this been a standard camera I would’ve taken one picture and packed the camera away, only to surprised and disappointed a few weeks later when it was finally developed. Now we have the ability to snap off several at once to find the one that’s just right the first time (or enjoy the hilarity of the ones caught at just the wrong time). Here’s to the many gigs of pics that didn’t quite turn out that will probably be saved for eternity to be laughed at over and over again.