We were heading out to bowl in the afternoon and she told me
Her – “We don’t have to take the tablet.”
Me – “We don’t have to.”
Her – “That way you can be free.”
Me – “Be free? You mean so I’m not thinking about taking pictures and I’m just enjoying myself?”
Her – “Yeah. You can just be free to bowl, instead of holding it (the tablet) like this all the time.”
She mimicked me holding a tablet
Me – “I get your point. It’s just that as I think back on all the pictures I’ve taken of you since you were little, if I hadn’t taken them, I’d have forgotten all of the special moments we’ve had.”
Me – “How about I take a couple pictures at the beginning, and then I put it away and just focus on our friends and bowling?”
Her – “Yeah!”
And off we went, and I did just that.
I find it so interesting that she was aware of this. Basically, she was saying, “My Daddy takes a lot of pictures, and if I was doing what he does I wouldn’t feel as free as I do.” Her middle name is Freedom, so I guess it makes sense.
As for me, I’m willing to give up a bit of mine to record our journey, but I’ll heed her advice and manage it better.