Moms, get back into the picture!
As soon as I had kids, I started taking pictures, and stopped getting into the shot. WIth the exeption of a few photos that my husband took of me with my newborns, I can rarely be found in a photo. I don't particularly want to see myself in photos, and my top priority is documenting my kids' lives (the photo above is about as close as I normally get to being in a picture!) . Our lives as mothers are mostly unseen, and unless we do something about it, we will edit ourselves out of our kids visual history. Allison Tate's article, The Mom Stays in the Picture in The Huffington Post brought me to tears, and beautifully illustrated this phenomenon.
Allison says, "I'm everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won't be here -- and I don't know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now -- but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother."
CATEGORIES: Kids and family