We were here too

I know that by now everyone has probably read the article by Allison Tate that made Mom's everywhere photobomb every picture they possibly could with their children.

Until I read this article I was suffering under the same thing as the writer. Always behind the camera, always shouting "Say cheese! Look here! Smile cute!" but never actually carrying those actions out myself.

I look back during the early days of Phoenix's life & I don't often see me. I see him with his Dad, I see him with aunts, uncles, cousins, & teddy bears. But hardly any with me. Mom.

When Caspian was born I made a conscious decision to make sure I appeared in pictures {and I particularly wanted breastfeeding pictures since I had none with Phoenix} but after snapping & reviewing I always hit delete. My heavy bags appeared & the muffin top was crowning. My hair was frizzy, my shirt had food on it, my boobs too exposed.

But after I read this article I knew I had to stop. One day I'm going to want to know what life was like & reading words in a diary or on a blog aren't going to be the same. I want to see how our smiles were the same. I want to be able to show them that YES you use to hug me. YES you use to let me kiss you. I want to see me even with those bags because one long day from now the bags won't be there, but a daughter will be or a son will be there with their own bags, their own love handles & I want them to see that they aren't alone.

Here are several photos from the last two weeks, I encourage you to jump in every picture you can with your kids no matter what. If you do please stop by my blog & leave a link to your post in the comments.

We were here too.

We were here too


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