Ugh, yuck, no, no way, ugly…forget it, let me take one of just the kids. Yes, these are the thoughts that would parade through my mind in the past. I would cringe when looking at photos of myself (and still do at times), so I decided I’ll remain behind the camera. I enjoy taking pictures anyways, so this will be a great excuse. That is until recently, when I realized it’s not about me!
Your children don’t view pictures the same way we do. Their thoughts are more along the line of…my mom is beautiful, lovely, brave, pretty and they are right. Friend you are a symbol of happiness, love, generosity, joy, and strength. Don’t leave your children with photos of just themselves, jump in there with them, and say cheese!