Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to a two-year old? In terms of stature, they’re short. Much shorter than the average human. Which means they see things from a different angle, of course, and interestingly so in the case of my son, who in short order (har har) has mastered the use of my iPhone as a camera.
While I’d like to say that I’ve been wholly pure about the use of electronic devices in this household… I simply can’t. I tried really hard to keep screens from my kids in the beginning, but I felt like such a hypocrite while using them myself.
At least I try to keep it to a dull roar. I limit the time. I put them all up high on top of the fridge despite high-pitched protest screaming but then I’m usually successful at distracting these miniature humans by playing blocks, puzzles or Lego with them on the floor. Regardless, screens still rank at the top; when they light up, so do the kids. They want them. Now!
So, this morning when my son noticed my iPhone sticking out of my sweater pocket, he swiped it before I had a chance to confiscate it. As I have to hustle to get my daughter out of bed and ready for kindergarten each day, I decided ten minutes with the phone would be the lesser of two evils while I struggled with his deep-sleeping, morning-moody sister. Better one than two screaming kids!
What I didn’t realize until tonight was how good he was getting with the camera. I love these angles. I love the insight it gives me into his view of the world. And I laughed when I realized that what he sees most of mommy is just above his eye level: my butt.
Photos Courtesy of: Topaz ("Paz") or 小龙 Swift