OK, so truth out I hate posting pictures of myself. So quick to be critical of my appearance. My hairs too blonde, my bangs are in my face, I’m windblown, I’m squinting weird…
But one of the blogs I’ve read for a long time. The Anderson Crew has a thing she does called Embrace the Camera, where instead of just taking pics of your kids, you actually get in a photo with one of them. She’s done it forever, and usually I just glaze by the idea. But there is some truth to it. What if God forbid, something happened to me, and my kids had 17,532 of themselves on my computer and none of us together. In a very weird and crazy way, they might not remember me at all, based on their ages. They would cherish the idea of me “embracing the camera”.
A beautiful photo of me snuggling them tight.
So, this post just got serious…. quick. I wasn’t even meaning to go there.
But the point is the same, even when your kids become adults they will love to one day look back and see photos of you loving on them. We took some outside when Keaton was about this same age, and I still love those photos of us. So, yes these weren’t planned. I just happened to have the camera out, and Keaton was napping and Beckham was awake, and my hair isn’t perfect, and Beckham IS drooling. But we’re together and that’s the point. So, embrace the camera, one day your kids may be so happy you did!