There is nothing "creepy" about my enjoyment of the shots, nor my desire to take them. I also never hide in bushes, or seek to capture "compromising" images. The reason I love photographing children is that they so often just ignore you and are themselves. They are honest in what they are, for good or bad (as long as you capture them candidly).
And unlike any other time in their lives, they will NEVER be in that moment again. At no other time in a person's life will the changes that happen do so at such an accelerated pace. As we age, the changes slow down. So for me, it is very important to capture that moment, and share it with others who appreciate it as much as I do.