Our six-year-old’s big present last Christmas was a digital camera, and it was a big hit. He loved taking pictures. More than that, though, I think he loved having it. A camera, you see, is a grown-up thing. It’s not something little boys have, which proved, of course, that he was no longer a little boy.
This morning, he discovered an exciting thing about his camera: it can take videos.
First, he took a video of daddy making breakfast. Then he made us watch. Very exciting.
Next, he took a video of his little brother screaming at him to not take a video of him. Again, very exciting.
Now that he was perfecting his technique he moved on to a non-human subject: a sleeping dog. Not so exciting.
Finally, he created his masterpiece: three minutes of footage of our closed pantry door.
Film school, here we come!