Ever since I read this entry I’ve been thinking a lot about how few pictures we have with me in them. I often joke that my kids will think I was an absentee mother since I’m not in the photos of any of our adventures. Part of this is because I’m carrying the camera, but the other part is because I truly hate photos of me. This has always been true but much more so as I am still working to get my running body back. When I see pictures of myself I can only think, “Gah. Still more weight to lose.”
But Miz Booshay makes some of the most excellent points:
1. In five years you will look five years olderâ€¦.you WILL look young in the pictures you take today!
2. Ten years ago I thought I was fat. Oh my goodnessâ€¦.I should have taken pictures THEN.
3. Your children look at you all day long. THEY know what you look like. They wonâ€™t care how you look in the picture.
I keep telling myself these three things over and over because I want to make sure my kids have pictures of us together from ALL ages. Not just those few years where I may have had the perfect body. Someday they’ll cherish them like I cherish pictures of my Dad. So, I’ve accepted her challenge. And sacrificing my dignity in the process.
So, are you going to snap out of it?