By now, you’ve probably read Allison Tate’s Huffington Post piece, The Mom Stays in the Picture. If not, go read it now! It’s amazing and so true.
I am NEVER in pictures with the kids.
because I am the one always taking the pictures.
because I hate seeing pictures of myself.
And by mostly? I mean 98% of it, is that.
But you know what? What I look like right now?
That’s how they’ll remember me.
That’s how they picture me.
And most importantly, that’s how they love me.
This summer my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. As a gift, we arranged a family photo shoot with Pix-ology. The entire family consisted of 6 adults and 5 children and it was quite interesting to get
us the kids arranged for a photo.
Matt & I decided that after we got the most important shots of the entire family done, we wanted to make sure we got some of our own immediate family.
Here’s what we documented:
As a testament to how much I don’t like to get my picture taken and don’t like to post my picture, this is one of a very few pictures of me on my entire website.
Kristina Grum is a Certified Parent Educator who has over a decade of experience working with children, including being a classroom teacher. She currently teaches parenting classes in her local area and writes about shifting parenthood from barely surviving to thriving.