Thursday, February 2, 2012

Embacing the camera

Emily started a little thing called Embrace the Camera
She encourages mommy's to step out from behind the camera and actually get into some pictures. 
Even though I'm one of those people who would much rather take the picture than be in it
I love the idea and I love how Emily explains it... 

do you have pictures of yourself, with your little people?
in this day and age of the "momarazzi", many of us are always behind the lens...rather in front of it.
some of you feel much more comfy behind the lens, and i get that.
look, you think i want pictures of myself in the same velour jogging suit for the 3rd day in a row {i slept in that jogging suit each night too---i know, gross, right?}
well, i don't really want those pictures...but my kids do---or, at least they will one day.
how many of you LOVE looking at pictures of your parents, when they were young{er}?
i'm raising my hand!
sadly, i don't have a lot of pictures with me and my mom from when i was younger.
i am off to change this for my kids.
i want them to have an abundance of remind them of these days that we spent at home together.
the days may seem to drag...but honestly, the years fly.
is my son really about to graduate...from kindergarten?
wasn't it yesterday that i was wiping his diapered bottom?  and now i am wiping his pee up from all around the toilet.  embrace the pee.
and embrace the camera.

So this week I embraced the camera with my kiddos.
What about you?
Are you up for the challenge?


CA Skellys said...

sooooo true! I suffer so much from this. Thanks for the reminder. It amazes me how few pics of me I have. But ever since we went on a vacation and there was not one photo of me, I've started making sure to get one picture of me at each event or location but the day to day stuff, that's an idea...And by the way, fabulous pics of you and your kiddos. Makes me want to go and take some black and white's with mine, hmmmm...

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