Unfortunately, what I mostly saw was the view on other people's smart phone screens. Personally, I don't feel the need to document and video every single segment of my kids' lives. I find it hard to be really present when I'm viewing through a screen. So, I shoot the odd video of the kids ( a few seconds of a song here a quick clip of a play segment there). But, I avoid taping everything, opting instead to give them 100% of my attention in the moment.
Now, if you're not like me and you want to save every moment digitally, or maybe you're recording for parents and loved ones unable to be there, then by all means tape on. But please, please find a place to stand where your phone doesn't block the view of the parents behind you. We all came to see our kids perform, and we all love and are as proud of our kids as you. Don't steal our time in your quest to hold on to your time forever.
So, snap a quick pic and then drop the phone. Maybe even turn it off and just enjoy the gift of the now.
|At least I could see the tree!|