I decided to take my own advice and take a photo of something we do every day … record a routine. I’ve been meaning to take a picture of my little one nursing to sleep for months, but there isn’t an easy time to take that photo. If it’s time for a nap, she’s tired, and I want her to sleep. And setting up the camera on a tripod and taking pictures isn’t the best way to help her get to sleep. But today, I decided to do it anyway.
I intended the photo to be a picture of her, and, in some of the photos I took, you can see her better. I took this one after I thought I was done. I had put down the remote and I started twirling her hair, like I always do when she’s falling asleep. Then I picked up the remote and took a few more photos. To my surprise, my favorite photo was of me – doing something I’ve done countless times since my first child was born nine years ago. A routine. Now recorded.