Documenting our health and wellness…or the lack of…is just as important as those happy days.
Some people may think I take too many photos. I’m okay with that. Documenting our everyday is important to me and I like that we have documentation of healthy trips to the dentist and both healthy and not so healthy trips to the doctor’s office. Photographing these parts of our lives is important to me and tells our story. Everyday at our home isn’t all smiles and it’s important to me to make sure that my children see that. Especially when they have children of their own someday.
Some ideas for documenting your health, wellness and illness:
- Do you record heights on a wall somewhere – take a photo. How else can you show growth and change?
- Have some sickies at home? How is that managed at your house? Do you have traditional things that you do when someone is sick? Photograph that!
- Sitting in the waiting room at the dentist or doctor’s office? Snap a quick photo – you never know how things will change for our children and their children.
- Have you been going to the same doctor’s office since your children were small? Document those trips and you’ll be amazed at how your little ones grow.
- Injuries…this one is tricky. I struggle with this one and will typically photograph things and won’t post anything until I know things are okay.
- Ask your healthcare provider if you can take a photo…when I saw my xray on the screen of my toe I asked if I could take a pic, he thought I was strange, but he said sure.
This post is part of a 31 day series. Read the first post here about documenting everyday life and see a list of all of the other posts in the series.