Yet still my daughters spend hours posing for the camera — usually on PhotoBooth, a software application on my Apple Mac that allows them to take photographs of themselves via the webcam.
They have even, to my utmost horror, taught Dolly, my three-year-old, to do the same.
She can move seamlessly from watching Peppa Pig one minute to pouting for a ‘selfie’ the next — with no supervision at all.
I recently came across another set of photographs — this time on my mobile phone — which Dolly had taken of herself when no one was looking.
With a chill I noted the tilt of her head, the lips pursed together, the vacant look in her eyes.