My 5 Year Old Takes Photos With My Phone Without My Knowing & For My Later Surprise

“There’s no greater joy than that seen through the eyes of a child, and there’s a little bit of a child in all of us.”

– “Walt Disney,” Saving Mr. Banks

One of the things I love most about being a parent is seeing the world, experiencing the joys of childhood, and living the firsts through the eyes of our little boy.

The world is filled with wonder, curiosity, innocence, newness, excitement and fun.

Seeing the world through a child’s eyes takes on a literal meaning when our 5-year-old takes my phone without my knowing and snaps photos. It’s a joy scrolling through my album on my commute to work and seeing little glimpses of T’s view of the world pop up unexpectedly for me to enjoy.

My favourite pic – which caught me by surprise on a subway ride to work – was the close up shot of his beloved stuffed giraffe (above). And I gotta say, the way he cropped the photo and focused on the giraffe’s happy smile had a flair of playful artfulness to it.

Here are a few others that offer a glimpse into what captures T’s attention and interest. Anything with my hubby, little T or myself visible in the shot – while treasured photos – are not included.

Cute Little Toes”

“Daddy’s Work”

T generally gets interested in trying to figure out how things work.

Thinking about the waterpark.

One of T’s countless cars. And yes, our dining table is filthy!

T’s beloved ladybug. He’s had this since he was a baby, living with his foster family. This face and smile kill me every time. It was a nice surprise to see this pic on my phone one day.

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