that modern dilemma of enjoying vs capturing the moment

So I’ve seen a couple of those stop-being-so-hooked on-your-smartphones videos that have been going around and it’s been hitting home, you know? I AM guilty of sneaking in some tablet time when I’m with the kids and they seem to be doing fine making a mess of the room playing on their own. I’ve been trying to lessen it, though. Especially since the twins have now become more interested in my iPad ever since they learned that it doesn’t only show their own pictures but also kiddie videos and dancing little stars (my bad, I know).

Moments like these, however, I itch to capture. I resisted a couple of times, but last night I simply had to, so I sneaked over to the desk where my iPad is, and took a few photos without them noticing. I had to push it, though. I crouched down to their eye level to get a little bit of their faces in the shot, and that’s it. They looked up, saw me with the iPad, and immediately got up to take a look at it. Moment over. Sigh. Lesson learned, though. Next time, just enjoy the moment, or at least keep the DSLR on hand instead of the iPad.

But in the meantime, there is this moment captured in time.

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