A photography Facebook group that I follow posted a challenge to all the moms out there: get in the picture with your family.
I have tons of photos of my daughter, some of my husband and very few with me with them. I’m usually the one taking the pictures. And admittedly, I’m sometimes reluctant to get in the photo because I’m not happy with how I look at that given moment. Or any moment, really.
But I rose to the challenge and set up some photos of Wyokiddo and I playing tonight. And I need to rise to the challenge more often and take photos for her not just of her. Because someday, Wyokiddo will want these photos of us together.
Here’s the thing…She’s not going to care that my hair isn’t fixed, or that my backside is bigger than I want it to be. She won’t notice the patchy lighting or the horrible clutter in the background. She’s going to see it sometime down the road and think “Oh! Lincoln logs! Mom and I would spend hours on the floor building houses only to knock them down and start all over.”
I’d even venture to guess that she’ll love these photos of us together, big butts and all.
Here’s to being one of the #momsinthepicture.