Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shakin’ in my my boots…

Not about the house, this is GOOD shaking :)

So… I like taking pictures with my cell phone, nothing ever comes from them, but my current phone has a funny feature that when I take a picture it doesn’t take one shot, it takes four quick ones in succession. As the mother of weirdo’s, I love that it raises my chances of getting a picture of a groovy dance move or a kid with both eyes open.

I don’t always need it, but changing the settings is a little too much to ask from this ADD mom, so with help from my stellar patience, I simply save them all thinking I will edit them down later.

Yeah, I know, the chances of me getting back to that are about zilch.


Sunday I finally downloaded 6 months worth of phone pictures to my desktop. I needed to show Jon a larger picture of tile. YAWN.


I started to click through the pictures quickly to get to the tile shots. And that’s when it happened. It’s odd, because it sort of starts as nothing, it even takes your brain a minute before it wants to see the pictures played this way, and then all of a sudden, it comes ALIVE.

And these pictures? Pictures I thought only a mother could love? Are suddenly mini stop-action movies! Time capsules of a split second of something that I thought was cool enough to dig my camera out of my purse for.

Inspired, but still not sure what I had, I got a little desperate to shove Jon and the kids out the back door so I could barricade myself at the computer to load 300 random 4-in-a-row shots into my “Slideshow Machine”

10 minutes later I called them in and realized I should just throw a song on the background before I pushed play. It’s cheesy, but since I didn’t want to think too long about it I just put on our very most favorite song around here, The Gambler by Fun. 

Then, not having seen it yet myself, I pushed play.

And proceeded to Cry Like A Mother!

I don’t know if you will see what I see when I watch this. What I see? Are simple unedited pictures of nothing fancy that suddenly seem to BREATH for themselves.

I don’t care if I’m a sap, what I feel when I watch this goofy video is simply profound gratitude to have been the mother on the other side of this camera.




Brookelyn said...

That was truly fantastic. I feel as if I don't live so far away after watching that. It's fun to see pictures and read how they're doing, but it is like a good bowl of homemade mac & cheese for my heart to watching them living and being fantastic in these pictures!!!Thank you

Marcy said...

Seriously LOVE. You should be raising my children.

Alissa Rae King said...

Brooke! Thank you, and NO THANK YOU, now I want mac and cheese and I don't know where to get it at midnight!

marcy... BRING em! I want um. You can go on another cruise! I will make you sideshows so you won't miss them too bad. :)

Alissa Rae King said...

oops, I meant slide shows, not SIDESHOWS!

(although with your kids and mine we probably could qualify as a circus, maybe take this gig on the road!)

Stefanie said...

Ok, I think I cried a little bit. That was AWESOME! I think you need to show that video at their future weddings.

Alissa Rae King said...

Well, maybe I will! It shouldn't be too hard since Russell tells me daily he is going to marry his sister...

Andrea said...

That was so sweet! I love how it all came together and looks like an old silent film.