Laura Macky of Laura Macky Photography has nothing better to do with her spare time then to host a challenge asking the question “What do you love about Christmas?” Love? Can we say “like”? Or maybe just “tolerate”?
For me, the obvious answer to this question is I love that Christmas comes only once a year. I am not a total Scrooge. But it is just too commercialized, what with Black Friday that now starts on Thanksgiving Thursday. And then there’s Cyber Monday. And Giving Tuesday which, you can bet, no one has money left over to donate to, if they even know about this day. So what represents Christmas for me?
Children. And the look on their faces. Of course, when I saw that there was still evidence of food on this cherub’s face, I couldn’t help but process the shot as if it were a Dickensian celebration. But this was shot in 2010 and I can attest to the fact that Jett is now much cleaner and much thinner. He is the youngest in his family and is a real clown; he craves attention. Somewhat like me. He is very much into basketball and Star Wars so it’s pretty easy to shop for him.