I rarely leave the home or go anywhere without a camera of some sorts. Its not normal, really. I have a compulsion to take a photo of everything. Currently I have over 2,000 images on my phone and those are just from the last six months. Whether I keep the photos I take or just delete them a time later I love taking them and then looking at them later. Sometimes I capture moments I had forgotten and am glad I have that one random photo to trigger a memory.
Emily, on the other hand, HATES the camera. When I say hate I mean screaming, throwing a fit, yelling No! and refusing to smile. Ever. It has become so increasingly hard to get photos of her that I have not taken hardly any "legitimate" nice photos of Emily in months. She simply won't allow it and I have not devised a way to coax even the smallest smile out of her. When I try and sneak up on her playing she knows it and instantly stops and protests. Its tortuous to me. There's nothing more I want than tons of smiling adorable photos of my baby girl and she won't allow it.
|Disliking the camera, but rocking her zebra rain boots.|
I've tried giving her the camera, sitting with her while I take photos of different things, being funny, being quiet and pleading. Nothing works. Nothing can rouse a smile. Hopefully that will change, because it will be a long and disagreeable childhood for her if she hates the camera that much.