Friday, October 5, 2012

Insta-Friday in real life, a child's perspective


Happy Friday!


It's Insta-Friday cell phone photo time. I have but one photo of mine to share. Two of our nieces were over last Friday night. We went to play basketball and tennis at a local park. My daughter and my younger niece were playing with the dog, when Jolene managed to escape her leash and take off into the street. Thankfully, she sat down when my husband yelled "Stop!" Do you see the guilty look in her eyes? Naughty.


For the rest of my Insta-Friday photos, I asked my kids to take some pictures with my cell phone. I find that children have a very different perspective on the world, and often they take cool and unusual photos.


I gave the phone to my son first.



He started with photos of Jolene. Many of them.


He found this cool bug outside the front door. Time to wash the window!




He photographed the trees around the pond behind our house.




And the shed.




The cool skull on his beloved scooter.




Finally, a self-portrait. He is a great kid, so compassionate and thoughtful.




Then, I turned the phone over to my little gal. She wasn't much in the mood, but she snapped a few shots...Jolene first, of course.




Some plastic golf clubs.




Her final photo: the back deck through the screen door. I like the perspective on this one.


Thankfully, my children live comfortable lives in a relatively safe and peaceful country. Their perspectives on the world are different from those of the millions of children throughout the world who lack basic necessities.





With World Food Day coming up on October 16, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is sharing a look at the life of Molly, a child who lives in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya, one of the poorest places in the world. 


WFP gave Molly a small video camera to film her life. Her video tells the story of hunger and the power of school meals from Molly’s perspective. Molly is just one of the nearly 26 million children around the world who receive a WFP meal at school every day.

How can you help? Watch a short video about Molly and then take a very short quiz. Every time someone completes the quiz, a meal is donated to a child through an anonymous WFP sponsor.


Watch the video, do the quiz and a child like Molly will receive a school meal!


Thanks! Linking up with:


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16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh you have a POND behind your house!

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    1. Well, maybe pond makes it sound a bit grander than it is. Water drainage pool. And it's fenced. ;)

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  2. My six year old son has found a love of photography and making mini-movies on my phone since we do the same thing. They have an amazing perspective!

    xoxo, Tanya

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    1. It's amazing how young they start, now that we have so much technology available, isn't it Tanya? :)

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  3. Love the idea of a child's perspective & how you linked it to such worthy cause! Heading over to the World Food Day site now--

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  4. So fun for kid's to take photos, and a wonderful cause you're supporting as well!

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    1. Yes, it's fun to see them enjoying photography!

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  5. Love the pics!
    And I looove your retro chairs and table set!!!
    Let me know if you ever have a garage sale with those ;D
    xoxo
    Ella
    ps. what a great cause....WFP - I will go and check it out.
    Happy T-Day!!! *hugs*

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    1. Hi Ella,

      I got the chairs and table at a basket company sale. It takes place every June. They just might have them again next June if you want them! Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great one! Joann

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  6. oh I love the pix from the kids' perspective, what a neat idea!

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    1. Thanks Melodee! It got me off the hook. ;)

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  7. The picture of the bug is the most interesting to me. You can see how it looks up close which for some reason mesmerized me. The bug also reminds me of Vincent Price in that scary movie where his head switches places with a bug in a horrible experiment.

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    1. Bugs are interesting, aren't they? So cool yet you can't help but be grossed out. :)

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  8. That is one guilty puppy! I love your chairs in the back yard; great idea to have the kids snap the pics!

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    1. That dog is giving us a bit of a hard time lately! I am glad you like the chairs. :) I might get the kids to take photos more often. ;)

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