Don't get me wrong, digital is great--you never miss a moment, you can immediately fix it if someone's eyes are closed, the photos go right to your computer for publishing...the list could go on. But, nothing beats that feeling of not knowing, of waiting, and of being surprised once you finally see your pictures. I fear that kids these days will never experience that. I just experienced it yesterday. Ben gave the kids each a Kodak disposable camera to take with them on vacation. I took the cameras to Target to get developed and picked them up, not waiting to look until I got home, but instead stealing glances at the pictures while I drove (totally unsafe, I know--but at least I wasn't texting). And here are some of the highlights:
|Sassy on the balcony|
|View from our balcony|
|Last day breakfast treat|
|Oh look--they're getting along|
And here's to anticipation--may the younger generations get to experience it now and then.