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Do we take too many pictures of our kids?
Scott Dunlop
My children have learned how to get out of pictures. They’ve gone from being soft bundles of aaaaaaaaw, wrapped in baby blankets, to blurry figures ducking out of frame, tongues out and fingers behind each other’s heads.

Interestingly, though, they’ve also learned how to make slideshows out of our photographs. They pick the ‘funny’ shots of me with my eyes half-shut, or wiping my nose, and set them to a Justin Bieber song. I’m the involuntary star of hideous Kiddywood movies.

It’s my fault: I may have inflicted flash-blindness on them as babies. He’s smiling! FLASH! He’s eating! FLASH! If they were oil paintings, they’d have faded slightly from all the camera flashes. I’m almost certain some of those nappies were in revenge. Now that they’re behind the camera and I’m the subject, I understand their reluctance to pose.

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