One of the blogs I read daily, Quiet Life, challenged us readers to take pictures of ourselves with our children.
She said “I wish, wish, wish I had more pictures of myself with our children. It is one of my few regrets.
So here’s the deal…
In five years you will look five years older….you WILL look young in the pictures you take today!
Ten years ago I thought I was fat. Oh my goodness….I should have taken pictures THEN.
So do it for me.
Do it for yourself and for your children.”
I gave excuse. I am the one taking pictures. Who is going to take them? yadda…yadda….I don’t wanna….
So a day or so later, she came back with a picture of herself and her children saying “Your children look at you all day long. THEY know what you look like. They are not surprised by how you look in the picture. I still want to look like I did when I was 25 years old. And really I’m shocked that I don’t.
You know, if you stay away from mirrors and cameras you can kind of fool yourself. But, seriously, I’m not fooling anyone. My children love me just the way I am. Chins and all.”
And I can not help but agree. I don’t want pictures of me now. blech…
But the chips did.
I told them all about her blog post, and asked them what they thought. They were both extremely enthusiastic about the whole idea.
I figured out how to use my timer, set up my tripod and took a quick picture to see if it would work.
But it was blurry, I had never been so excited about a blurry picture.
I deleted it.
I just love that delete button.
Then last week, while we were out picnicking, I had Superman take our picture.
It, too, is blurry, but I didn’t delete this one.
My son wants an 8×10 of this for his room. He wants to hang it on the wall.
I see flaws, but he sees love.
So, I will continue to take pictures of myself and the chips.
I will also issue the challenge to you.
Take pictures of yourself with your children.
Tomorrow isn’t promised.