Have you ever heard the term Mommy Goggles? Do you ever wonder exactly what these mommy goggles are? Well it can mean different things to different people, but my definition is when someone, mom, dad, brother, cousin, whoever, loves a photo because of the emotional attachment to the subject in said photo. Technically, the photo can use some improvements but these technical flaws are over powered because of the viewers blinders. Usually it is said about a mother/child. The mommy loves the image because the child is hers in the image. However, take that emotional connection away and the photo is bad. Technically. You see this all time time, people posting blurry images of their children on Facebook and grandma replies “I love this photo” What grandma really means is she loves the child in the photo. Its an easy type of goggle to pick up, because we tend to be connected emotionally to photos we are looking at. When is the last time you picked up a strangers family album? See what I mean…..
So with that being said, please excuse this intense over share of basically the same image. They are images of someone I am emotionally attached to. I’ve got my mommy goggles on. I can see huge differences in each of these photos whereas you, the viewer probably only needed to look at one of these images and understand what was going on. :)
Do you think you have mommy goggles? If so, do you believe it is a bad thing? Why?