A long time ago I was having my (now oldest girl!) baby girl's picture taken, and the photographer said to me that *I* needed to get in the picture too. I was so embarrassed because of the weight issue - I didn't want to do it. Well, I did get in the picture, and now I'm glad I did. I still don't like myself in the pictures - but I've tried over the years to include myself on occasion, regardless of how I look.
Today I read on another blog how important it is to take pics of yourself with your kids. Over 350 responded to her! Wow! She made some excellent points that I'll try to remember:
1. In five years you will look five years older….you WILL look young in the pictures you take today!
2. Ten years ago I thought I was fat. Oh my goodness….I should have taken pictures THEN.
3. Your children look at you all day long. THEY know what you look like. They won’t care how you look in the picture.
Over the years I've either taken professional pics with them or casual - and believe me, I hated every one of them (love the kids! Hate me in the pics!).
Years ago I took my girls out (my son and husband were at a Boy Scout camp) and we all got our hair done- and I took them to a professional studio and had the pics done. That's the pic I feature here in this post - me with my princesses. My middle daughter still remembers when we were all in the salon getting our hair done - and how special that was. It wasn't for a wedding, or for some "special occasion"...just a girl's day, and a day to make a memory.