Kelli Bannister, a photographer and mommy blogger at Barefoot Mum, shared a photo of herself and her three-year-old daughter on Facebook. Accompanying the photo was a touching message about the trials of parenthood, which is a nice relatable read. It's worth the 20 seconds it takes to skim through it. But the really impressive part is that her five-year-old son, Taj, took the photo.
A five-year-old took that picture. On an iPhone.
OK, now make to make Taj's picture more moving with Bannister's caption:
I was debating whether or not to post this, but this is real, raw, and one of the absolute worst parts of Motherhood that at some stage, we will all go through!!
The part nothing or no-one can prepare you for, the part where you would give every ounce of your entire being to make your poor baby feel ok again.
Every cry and every tear makes your heart break just that little bit more and your only wish is that it was you instead.
I haven't slept in days and am physically & mentally exhausted myself, but as all Mums do, we keep going!
This morning as Summer was coughing, being sick and working herself up into a frenzy, my Mumma instincts kicked in and I put us both in the shower, with the soothing sound of running water and the warmth touching our skin, she was calm within minutes......then, my 5 year old came in and snapped this!! Such a raw emotive moment of Motherhood in all her glory......messy bun and all!!
Again, a toddler was able to capture a "raw emotive moment of Motherhood" with a phone. When was the last time you displayed such creative prowess?
Taj is also good at posing for photos, as he did in this image alongside his two younger siblings.
From the looks of it, this child has a bright future in photography, just like his mother.