Climbing makes this boy tick. I know this because I know HIM.
Taking pictures makes me tick. My children know this of me because they know ME.
When boychild shouts to me "Mama. Take a picture of me!" the words I hear are:
"Mama. Remember me this moment, this day. Remember what I love and what I look like, and what you hear when I talk. Remember my scowl brow and that I am never without my cowboy boots. Remember that my top button always needs to be buttoned and that while I am a brave, fearless boy who climbs tractors and runs off cliffs, maybe I still need to put sock "gloves" on when I touch a snake for the first time. Someday, these things will only be but memories. So take a picture of me this moment, a heart picture, and remember me just as I am this moment, forever."