Parents Bloggers Network and Yoplait Kids are asking: What do you rely on to get through the day?
When poised with that question, a thousand things run through my mind.
I've got a whole long list of things that I use each and everyday as a Mom. There's my husband, disposable diapers, pacifiers, tag blankets, Spongebob Squarepants... my sanity. There's my well-stocked diaper bag or my fuel-efficient truck. I could go on about diaper wipes, lavender scented shampoo, lotions and diaper creams.
The one thing I find myself reaching for day after day: my camera.
There has not been a day since March 15, 2007 that I haven't taken a picture of my child. From my husband's first shots of her out of my womb to my staged portraits of Roo, my camera has been there. Trusty, dependable and thankfully, rugged my camera has always been stashed in my diaper bag or tucked into a back pocket. I've used it to capture spur of the moment giggles or perfectly coordinated pictures with perfect pig-tails and matching outfits.
I swear to you, I could not make it through the day without my camera. I need it simply because as a mom, my life is crazy. I'm running from sun up to sun down (and then some) and one day, my mind will fade. I won't have such clear, crisp memories of my daughter's first solo trip down the park slide or her first Halloween, but my camera will and I have the photos to prove it.