I am a very picky blog reader. I don't really love a lot of recipes on blogs 'cause I hate cooking (I do it out of wifal obligation-I don't think that's a word, but I don't have to love it), I like artsy, but not TOO artsy blogs, their lives usually have to be more interesting than mine (which doesn't take much), and I usually prefer mom blogs, 'cause I can relate. I have been following Emily from The Anderson Crew and have enjoyed reading about her four kids with one more on the way.
Every Thursday she does an "embrace the camera" segment. Basically, she talks about the fact that moms are so often behind the camera and love documenting our little ones, but we are rarely in the picture. I know what you are thinking. "yeah, we do that on purpose." I would normally agree. I can count on one hand the people in my life who have NOT seen me with mascara on, and that includes my parents, brother and sister. Before a picture, I feel like I have to have my make-up on, my hair fixed, and I have to be turned in a certain way so I don't think I look "fat." Oh, I also prefer it be taken from above slightly, so I don't look like I have a double chin. But when I thought about her embracing the camera challenge, I realized that down the road, Delaney will want pictures of her and her mommy. They don't have to be perfect pictures, just MEMORIES. Sometimes great memories don't involve hairspray and a cute outfit, it might involve windsuit pants. I took this pic a few days ago, and although I first thought I looked goofy and I would hide it away, I couldn't help but show it because Delaney and were laughing together and she was pulling on my hair which she often does when she wants me to get closer to her.
My challenge to you is to also embrace the camera. Even if you don't think you look your best, hold the camera out and get pictures of yourself with your kiddos because I think you'll be grateful down the road.