The last time my sister and I tried to take a selfie together, we snapped 526 before both of us agreed on a photo. And it’s not because we agreed that we shared an equitable level of cuteness, but because our arms were getting too fatigued to hold it high enough to hide our double chins.
I don’t know much, but I do know that on my deathbed I’m gonna want those 32 selfie minutes back.
I don’t let my toddlers play with my phone for obvious reasons, but mostly because I don’t like crusty, goopy touch screens. Yet somehow, someway – nearly every time I go into my picture folder I see a large cluster of 10,000 forehead and/or eyeball and/or tooth selfies.
And it’s not because she’s trying to capture the perfect pic for Insta – it’s because girlfriend likes what she sees.
She doesn’t see flaws, she sees herself – and it fills her with wonder.
I don’t know about you, but I want my wonder back. Mostly because it’s a great selfie time saving hack.
And I’m not talking going all nuts about it, like Kim Kardashian where I get selfie induced carpal tunnel syndrome (she really did).
I’m just talking about the freedom of seeing a picture and being like, “Oh cool! There I am!” instead of Googling “what filter blends out neck stretch marks.”
Toddlers have a lot to learn, like how to wipe their own butts. But if you watch ’em real close, they can teach us a thing or two about wonder.
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