Friday 15 July 2016

#WhatsYourX Moment?

I always have my phone in my hand or in my pocket and even my almost 2 year old brings it to me when she sees I've left it somewhere. I do this because I'm always snapping pictures. I've taken so many of my children since I became a mother almost four years ago and I don't want to miss a single moment.

Sony are launching their new Xperia X mobile phone and are asking people #WhatsYourX moment? Sony say that an X Moment is "a split second in time that means something to you that's here and then gone. It could be a baby's first steps, achieving a personal goal, a sporting achievement, your dog's whimsical expression or a random flash of happiness and hilarity. It's a moment that you'd love to capture perfectly that's all too missable if you, or your phone isn't up to the job."

When I read this, I knew right away what my X moment would be. It's the thing that I take the most photographs of. My son and daughter are almost 4 and 2 and are very different and independent little ones. They clash about 90% of the time and I'm constantly feeling like a referee. Sometimes though, they can be nice or do something sweet for one another. I always make sure that I capture that moment. Soon they'll be teenagers and be constantly bickering over someone spending too long in the bathroom or one embarrassing the other in front of their friends. I want to remember these times where they actually showed that they really love each other.

This photo was taken one evening after I'd gotten E dressed for bed. C grabbed his tablet and watched a nursery rhyme video on YouTube. I'd run upstairs to grab C's pyjamas came back down to this. E gets ants in her pants and always has to be doing something so seeing her snuggled up with her brother was a rare sight. Typically, right after taking this photograph, she was up and playing with her building blocks.  

It's since become one of my favourite photographs of the children together and I'm so glad I can remember this moment forever.

Sony would love to see some of your X moments too. Just tweet your photo to @SonyXperiaGB with the hashtag #What'sYourX

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2 comments on "#WhatsYourX Moment?"
  1. Such a lovely moment and I love the photo you've used. I'm the same, my phone is always in my hand and I have to take photo's of everything!

  2. How adorable. My youngest is always busy doing something and rarely sits still for a story so special moments like this are precious x