Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Throoooooough the keyhole

Inspired by Mrs M's revelation that MasterM started taking pictures at the age of 5, I thought I'd show some of the photos Tall Small took over Christmas. We started handing her a little camera last summer and every so often I get a surprise view of our house through her eyes when I download the contents. Her latest obsession has me slightly baffled ...

I give you - the lid of the laundry basket. Or, in small child eyes, a perfect spot for hide & seek - after you've dumped the clothes on the landing, obviously.


What is it with the laundry? This is the tumble dryer, and there were at least 2 more of this shot. Perhaps she thinks it is a magic sock maker.


While we're in the kitchen, here is the light, a source of endless fascination. Even better is the garden light which they switch on and off until I think they'll have the birds banging their heads against the windows in a desperate bid to Make It STOP!


She'll need to run faster than that to get a photo of Tiny Small ...



And finally, the bedroom/toyroom/messiest room in the world.


Princess outfit carefully laid out - this, plus a pair of fairy wings is the usual mode of dress here. Wish I had one.


The best place in the house - their beds, with quilts (I use the term loosely) made by me, and fondly known as the "hot blankets".


So there you have it. Sorry if you were hoping for more artfully posed house shots, but there's waaaaay too much clutter here for that!

28 comments:

  1. Ah - reality! Isn't that what we're all striving for?

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  2. Noooo! I love it... isn't it amazing what They think is good & what (other/outside) sources think is good? I love the obsession with the tumble drier, the "magic sock maker"
    May be I should trust my lot with a camera now and then.....?
    (No.)

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  3. Ha! I bet we can out-clutter you any day of the week. I love the term 'hot blankets' ... and the fabrics therein look very pretty too. x

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  4. what great photos, I wonder how soon you can cultivate the interest in laundry into something useful!
    if I had a princess outfit like that I'd wear it everyday too!

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  5. I love it - really LOVE it! Doesn't it fascinate you to see the world through her eyes? No Lego models in ChezCookie I notice but then we had no Fairy dresses in his collection - that came later!!

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  6. It's brilliant what children choose to photograph isn't it? Love those shots. Lucy x

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  7. Lovely photos!! I love what children choose to photograph. Minx had her first camera for Christmas and took 214 photos - of which 180 starred the Moog in various poses :) Her most bizarre picture? Carpet!
    Lesleyxxx
    p.s.I want a fairy dress too!!

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  8. There seems to be a circular schema emerging...

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  9. Children love to take photo's of the oddest things don't they !

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  10. That photo of the fairy dress is actually very lovely!

    Clutter? I love a bit of clutter.

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  11. Fun pictures! If nothing else, their eye level gives a different perspective from what we adults are used to seeing.

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  12. Great pictures!

    .... but what do you mean? Is the tumble drier not a magic sock maker? Shame ....

    :)

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  13. Aren't little people funny? I'm so glad that I don't have to pay for a reel of film to be developed now to find 24 wonky photos of lego creations anymore! I'm not really that stingy, but...well, digital is...more economic?!
    No. 2 has had great fun with his new camera phone the last couple of weeks - there's an hilarious function called Face Warp on it!!!

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  14. They are wonderful pictures Val - don't you just love how children's minds work. When do we lose that take on life? Just called by to say I've given you a "Make my Day award" because in the short time since I've met you, you do just that! Love to read your blog and as the gingerbread house (and soon to be revealed tea cosy) prove... I find you inspirational!
    Gina x

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  15. I would love a fairy dress like that!Why do the little people get all the good stuff?!

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  16. Lovely photos from the beautiful mind of a child. I am just loving that cute little pink dress too!

    Smiles...

    Beverly

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  17. Dear Mrs DC,

    because I love the things you do and you make me laugh I have picked you for a 'You Make My Day Award' - pop over to my blog to see what it's all about :)
    Lesley xx

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  18. There's a definite circle theme going on :) It's so interesting to see what children find intriguing. I miss the days of finding everything so exciting and trying to feed the VHS machine toast.
    The 'hot blanket' looks lovely too.

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  19. It is amazing what children take photos of. The number of rolls of film that my youngest has used up on ... well, nothing at all. Light fittings seem to be one of her favourites too! My oldest daughter just likes to take very candid, unflattering shots of her parents that she threatens to upload onto my blog!
    Kimx

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  20. Sorry again for answering some of you here instead of by email. Blooming Blogger.

    Kitty: I am working on the clutter. It is starting to "do my head in". The hot blankets are very hot, but that's the way they seem to like it ...

    Kate: D'you know, I hadn't noticed the circle thing till you pointed it out. But you're right!

    weirdbunny: I love the pictures they take - and digital cameras make it a lot more feasible.

    Dragonfly: my husband adores FaceWarp too. We are particular fans of the alien bug or whatever it's called. A facewarped photo of me is the only one that's ever likely to make it here!

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  21. I do believe, too, the dryer possess some kind of magic... ;o) Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

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  22. Ginnie: The world does look very different when you get down to their height! It makes me understand a little better why they find some things quite intimidating that to us seem very everyday.

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  23. I love the photos the children take of our house, although I did have to censor the one Jack wanted to take into school of his huge pink plasticine tree since it looked decidedly phallic from every angle!
    Happy new year!
    Julia xx

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  24. Julia: your plasticine tree story has really made me laugh!

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  25. Just wonderful!!! Makes me wish my camera wasn't broken so Little Man could have some fun!

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  26. LOL I really like her shots. Probably the dryer is at her eye level and seems to be a door to a magical place :)

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  27. I love kiddy-vision - these are lovely !!

    Master B has his own flickr account:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7954278@N07/

    :)

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  28. Everything is better through a child's view!!!!!

    BTW, I'm doing a post giveaway on my blog. check it out: www.kennedyandfriends.blogspot.com

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