Laresa Watkins

The Tables are Turned

Jul 6, 2013
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I saw this on Pinterest the other day, and thought it was too cute and SO TRUE!

1345441104639_9131243You know, I NEVER have any pictures of myself, or anyone besides the kids!  Before we had kids, we only had pictures of PeeWee, and I am sure that was so annoying on a totally different level.

One reason there are no pics of me is that I am always the one with the camera.  I mean, it’s not like kids are able to go around taking pictures, and when Jason is with us he just doesn’t think about it (and I take better pictures, anyway:)) The only way that I can have pictures of myself would be if I started taking pictures of myself in the mirror, and I just don’t want to be one of those people. I am sure that I am not the only mother in this predicament.  One day the kids and I will be looking through pictures and they’ll wonder where I was all of these years!

Another reason that I don’t have too many pictures of myself  (or at least don’t make them public) is that I just don’t like most pictures of myself.  We are our own worst critics, are we not?  Every time I try to stretch my arm way out in front of me and make the kids scrunch cheek-to-cheek next to me so I can snap a picture of the three of us, I end up with a double chin.  I notice in a lot of pictures that I am slouching. I have a shiny nose.  The list could go on and on of reasons that I don’t like different pictures of myself.

I have been wanting to hand over a camera to Charlie for awhile and see what he does with it, and when I saw today’s Daily Prompt (http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/daily-prompt-discomfort/) I knew that I had to finally do it.  I gave him my cell phone (I couldn’t give him our nice camera, and the old point-and-click has been dropped one too many times) and he went to town.

I thought, since I am his favorite person in the world, that he would take tons of pictures of me.  Boy was I wrong!  He walked around the house taking pictures of all of his toys, like he was documenting them for insurance purposes!

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

His Jake and the Neverland Pirates sword

His Jake and the Neverland Pirates sword

He also took several pictures of PeeWee!

PeeWee was just trying to have a peaceful nap when the paparazzi showed up!

PeeWee was just trying to have a peaceful nap when the paparazzi showed up!

Charlie only took one picture of me, and that was honestly because I asked him to!

Me folding a mammoth pile of laundry.

Me folding a mammoth pile of laundry.

I know the picture of me is very fuzzy and not quite good, but the point of today’s Daily Prompt is to do something uncomfortable, and including a picture of myself in the blog is uncomfortable for me!

Overall, I think Charlie did very well as photographer for a day.  He may have a future in this!

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.  1 Peter 3:3-4

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