Yesterday we celebrated Mother’s Day. Matt and the kids made me breakfast, Lily made me a yellow cake from scratch, including the icing. Thomas painted a bird house for me and the kids gave me WORMS for my bird feeders.
It was really a wonderful day and we kept it low-key and simple.
Today, as I was going through my social feeds, I noticed all the pictures of the kids, and brunches and mothers day documented through the eyes of the mother.
The mother… me… was nowhere to be found.
Take the picture! To the dad’s, spouses, partners, significant others, friends… TAKE THE DAYUM PICTURE!
I hardly have any pictures of myself with the kids. And the few that I do have, are staged by me. So I am pleading with the people who surround the moms… take the picture please. Don’t stage it, don’t post it to social accounts, just TAKE the picture.
I would love to have candid shots of me with the kids, I would love a photographic record of me enjoying this life I help curate for my kids.
Sounds selfish or petty right? But it’s what I want. I just want to be in the picture! That’s all.
So my PSA for the day is… please find moments where you can capture images of the mother of your children… engaging, loving, hugging and laughing with her children. This would be the best gift for Mothers Day!
A nice photo album for next year filled with pictures with MOM in it, with the kids, would be great!