It’s not something you’re born with. It is, however, something gained the moment your child opens their eyes for the first time. And once again the first time they call you “mommy,” (or daddy), and again the second time and third time. When they get dribble (or worse) all over your shirt, and when they finally learn to use the toilet on their own.
Parenthood is filled sappy (and sticky) moments just like those; and while they are all inherently different, they all share the ability to provide a parent with a new perspective: a fresh outlook on both your life and your child’s, which are now one in the same.
Last week, a filmmaker and father, Daniel Brace shared his newly gained perspective with the world. (Well, at least a half a million people as of Monday afternoon). Brace strapped a head-cam to his “darling 2 year old” daughter Olivia’s head to see the world through her eyes. The 3-minute video takes the viewer on a wild and exciting journey, capturing the triumphs and pitfalls of a game of “Hide and Seek” in their apartment.
The video was the second of its kind. A few months ago a mother in Queens used an iPod touch to record afternoon adventures at Thomas P. Noonan Playground through the eyes of a 5 year old. The results are fun, adorable and a little shaky; reminding us all that the world looks a bit different when you are so very little!
Do you use technology in a fun way with your child? (Besides letting them play Angry Birds on your iPhone…everyone does that)