Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your kiddos – they’re amazing. And so are you. All I used to want on Mother’s Day was my own time, but as I settle in to the role of motherhood, I realize it’s awesome to let the kids just hang out and be there – kids are awesome. (although I still like my own time too!)
Anyways, it’s that time of year – – each year on Mother’s Day, I have a friendly public service announcement –
MOMS: Get IN Those Pictures!
It’s a good reminder to me, each year around this time, to recommit to being in pictures with my kids. Also to take a picture with each child individually – they’ll thank you later. Even if it’s windy.
Reasons for this Public Service Announcement:
- Moms are often the ones taking the pictures – which means they’re not in them.
- Moms delete pictures where they don’t look great – really, your kids don’t care! In fact, they probably think it’s more “normal” to see a picture where I’m not dressed up with makeup, because that’s how they see me everyday.
- What will happen when your children grow up and have no pictures of themselves (individually) with their mom?
You can read my post last year about Mom’s Getting Into Pictures, it’s longer and more detailed, and contains the story that I read that made me motivated years ago to be in pictures with my kids – it’s inspiring!
Recapping years past
In addition to remember to take a posed picture with each child, be sure to just capture yourself playing and having fun with your kids – – this means asking someone around “hey, can you take a picture for me?” so you can be IN the pictures of activities, not just documenting them. I need to do better at this.
Also, here’s a great video to share – it’s just a couple of minutes long, and it’s great: