Kids are funny. They remind us of all the things in life that we used to enjoy. Whether barred down from lack of time, a busy career or just plain growing out it, sometimes we just need to stop and smell the roses. Life moves fast, and kids grow up even faster. With today’s technology, we can track the pivotal events of their upbringing like never before.
Social media, digital cameras, email and more– capturing these magical moments of your children growing up has never been easier. It could be your kid’s first words, it could be your kid’s first haircut– whatever the occasion, it’s bound to hold a few surprises… and loads of laughs. So grab your camera and snap a video, here are some momentous events every child endures that you may want to catch on film.
BABY’S FIRST WORDS
Goo-goo gaga certainly doesn’t count. Whether you catch this moment on film or happen to miss it, it truly happens in a flash. It may be tough capturing this one on your camcorder, because you never know when it’s going to happen. But, you can post it on Facebook. This way, you’ll always be able to look back exactly when it happened and what was said. Just make sure you don’t curse around the baby, you’d be surprised what their ears pick up.
TODDLER’S FIRST STEPS
It’s a little easier catching this one on film, but it definitely isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. You can tell when kids are trying to stand up for the first time. It takes them quite a while to really get moving, so just make sure you keep your camera handy and you’ll be able to film this one. It’s a highly emotional moment you’ll certainly want to watch again and again.
KID’S FIRST HAIRCUT
It can be funny, it can be sad, it can be a whole lot of things. Kids react differently when you take them for their first clip. Hey, they’ve never had anything cut off before, so sure, it’s natural to be scared. You’ll definitely want to snap a few shots of this one, especially if they cry. A kid’s first haircut is a hilarious video to keep in your back pocket.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
An extremely emotional moment, sometimes more so for us parents. Your little tike is growing up so fast. From the moment they were born, you’ve never been away from them for more than an hour or so at a time. Now, you have to say goodbye to them every weekday. It’s perfectly natural to want to cry. Just make sure you keep the camera on your kid and not yourself, unless you find it entertaining to see yourself in tears.
Heather B is part of a unique team of writers who has had their articles posted on many blogs and news sites.