The kids are on Spring Break this week and I let them each invite a friend to go to the bowling alley. We all had fun bowling (with bumpers, of course) and playing games in the arcade. Noah’s friend amassed quite a few prize tickets and I looked and wondered if it would make an interesting picture. I decided against taking the pictures of them at first, but then figured it might be something interesting to look back at in 10 years when they probably will not use tickets in arcades anymore. I start snapping a few shots and the manager came over to chat with me. No, he wasn’t upset that I was taking pictures, he was just being friendly. I mentioned why I decided to take the pictures and he said that the Brunswick location we were at is actually the only one in the state that still uses the tickets. I guess my instinct was a good one and I’m glad I took the shot. I can see the kids looking at this picture in years to come saying “Remember when…….”
I have to admit that I have been really enjoying documenting our everyday lives for Project 365. It has been such a relief to take pictures and not worry about settings, focus, composition. Although I am still working every day to improve my skills and adore the art of photography, I equally enjoy taking a pictures just for the sake of capturing our lives.
It was funny…I was taking pictures as they were playing air hockey and Kayla’s friend made a comment I didn’t quite catch but heard “your mom” and “camera”. Kayla said “You just get used to it after a while.”
And for anyone who wonders, Kayla is not my only child. I also have a wonderful son named Noah. He is very elusive when the camera comes out. Someday maybe I will catch him off guard and he can have a post all about him…. 🙂