I've never been the best photographer. However, I love taking pictures. I especially love taking pictures of the people in my life: close up pictures of my kids laughing at a party - pictures of my husband staring intently at a football game (go Saints!) - and pictures of my nieces and nephews wrestling in the middle of their grandparent's floor.
But the problem is - I'm too cheap to buy a decent photo editing tool! Currently, the only photo editing tools I have on my computer are an old version of Paint Shop Pro and Microsoft Paint (the tool that comes free with every Microsoft PC).
Recently, I was sitting in the family room of my house and I made an observation. My kids are becoming aliens.
My oldest son sits at our computer. All at the same time, he chats with this dad, syncs his iPod (well actually my iPod), and watches a YouTube video about football. Across the room, I look at my younger son as he stands in front of our TV. At the same time, he plays a video game, kicks off one of his boots, and tells me about his school's new part-time principal. (Who, according to what I'm told, is a BOY).