There is one thought that every mother or photographer should ignore. It is, "Oh I will just leave my camera here. Surely I won't need it". Been there, done that? Wish you hadn't?
The first night at our hotel in Cancun, we were walking around and came upon a lifeguard sorting through buckets of baby sea turtles, and he let my kids each hold one. Of course I had left my camera in the room! UGH! Every day after that I would ask if they had found anymore and he would say no. I was so sad that I had missed capturing that moment.