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In the world of Kidstagramming, we often forget to get ourselves (the photographer) in a photo once in a while.  This is very true for me as a Mother who just has always liked to take photos.  Photos of memories or how I feel about the day, if something is beautiful and bright, or dark and stormy.  It's all this life of mine.

I read an opinion article (is this an opinion article too??) about a Mom who realized after her death, that her Mother was missing from photos for years and years.. maybe one here, two there.  Hiding from the camera in a favourite photo, or most often behind the camera.  It's a catch 22 since without her there would be no images of these memories, but to take them she must often not be in the photos.  It was much more beautiful than that but the point is the same.  We must give up something to get something, sometimes.  We can only tell our story from our own eyes.

This is a photo of the 4 of us Mother's Day weekend; I took my kids to the DQ (dairy queen) for some ice cream.  A little thing we do a few times a year. Sitting on the sidewalk edge eating ice dream and getting messy as all hell and chasing them around with napkins before I let them back in the car.  I titled it: where'd you get your weird from? I got it from my momma.  It's true, and man, do I ever love my little weirdos.






I've thought to myself lately that while we're busy recording beautiful weird random funny moments, someday I won't be there.   My children might look back one day and they may wonder where I am, but hopefully love the photos that I did get into because they know that I was always there.

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