Monday, January 25, 2010

pearl & me.













I'm not sure if it comes with the territory, but I am hardly ever seen in any pictures of the family. It must be in my genetics because my Mom suffered from the same condition: Missing In Photos Syndrome a.k.a. MIPS. Don't misunderstand me...my husband, the kid's Daddy, takes great pictures, but he just doesn't grab the camera at every single tiny movement the kids make like....um...I do. I blame that on him being a man.

I'm not complaining at all. I would hardly consider myself to be self absorbed or narsisstic (With 7 children, that's nearly impossible), so I'm ok with not being in very many {almost none} of the pictures of my children while they are young. Someday they may ask where their Mommy was if all their memories of being in front of the camera every waking {and sleeping} moment somehow became erased and all they had left were the pictures. But I don't think so. Chances of that are slim.

But... it would be nice occasionally to be in a picture or two. And so-- as I hold back any self- respect, Pearl and I had some fun. Pearlie was supposed to be napping and I was supposed to be helping her fall asleep, but I had my camera and started acting goofey with her. Here's to Pearl and Mommy. Just so my kids can remember that I was there too.

10 comments:

lots_of_love_four_kids said...

SUPER Cute! :) we have that same issue around here.... mommy missing from photos... might need to do a photo shoot like you did! thanks for sharing the idea- and your beautiful family!

Rose said...

Cute. Brought a smile to my face on the crazy day. :-)

Sarah said...

yes, we are always BEHIND the camera aren't we?

you look like you are having fun!

Renegades said...

Seems like that's just part of being a Mommy being behind the camera.

What a great idea just fooling around photos. Jazzy and I did a photo at the chuck E cheese drawing box so we'd have one of us together. Those are fun to do too!

Have a fantastic day!

Kim said...

I think it's adorable!

And the MIPS is why I started participating in the 52 week photo posts, simply so I'd force myself to be in the photos at least once a week!

Dana said...

sweet sweet pictures and a good time for mommy and Pearl

The Rose Room said...

I have the exact same syndrome... happily mostly because I take a foul photo unless I have a ton of makeup on!!! - lol

You and that cute little cupcake look to be having so much fun!

Rachaelxo

Sara x said...

Ive learned this the hard way. When my daughter passed away i searched for pictures of her and I. I found two. Please please take more photos of you and your children xxxx

Tami said...

love it!!!

Lori said...

Oh so true and oh so important to get in those shots!! Trust me I'm so sad I didn't!! Even through pictures make me cringe!!LOL Lori