Does this look familiar? This is Jacob’s Ladder, a creation from a single piece of string. String pictures have been used to help in the telling of stories and legends. Before photos this was one way people communicated and shared stories.
I too grew up playing Cat’s Cradle and it thrilled me that I actually had to show my daughter how to complete some of the figures. At 13, apparently she does not know everything! Some of the figures that we created were Eiffel Tower, Cup & Saucer and Witch’s Broom. I love spending time with my kids especially when a screen is not involved. Yes – I have played games on the iPad and the Xbox with them but it is not really my thing and besides I always lose – which really is not a whole lot of fun.
In this highly electronic world I felt compelled to capture this moment. I am not sure when she will ‘grow out’ of this type of play – maybe never – but regardless I have captured a moment in time that will probably always mean a lot more to me than to her. Remember to take time to capture moments like this – that are unique to you and your family. After you take your photos be sure to upload and categorize in your photo organizing software. If you need help with that send me an email and I will gladly answer your questions.