Since having Oscar I take more photos than I ever thought possible. I know I do. Some of them are nice, some are pointless, some capturing beautiful light, others Instagrammed to within an inch of their lives. Our days are digitally captured, often shared and I wont apologise for that. But it didn’t used to be like that. Before I had Oscar, and until relatively recently, I hated how I looked. As such I avoided the camera as much as I could. I took photos of others and that was enough for me. In the photos I did end up in, I often look awkward and clearly unhappy about the situation. That didn’t really start to change until I started to lose weight, meaning I have very few pictures of me with my tiny baby. It’s such a shame, that I realised too late how much these pictures would mean to me, once he’d grown. Don’t get me wrong I have heaps of him, just very few of us. And I don’t think that’s so unusual for mothers. We work hard to capture our children’s lives, but sometimes forget to capture how we are part of those lives.
So when the lovely Californian Mum launched new linky, I just had to join. Elfa described just how few pictures she was finding herself in with her children and I could totally relate. To try and rectify this she has launched the Monthly Monday Melfie (Melfie = Mum Selfie). You can read the original post here. This linky will take place on the first Monday of each month, and will run for three days. It can be one picture, or several. Just as long as the parent or child in the photo has taken it. So here is my first installment – a catch up from the beginning to now. I hope you enjoy!
So my plan for the coming month is to try and get myself into more of our pictures. I’ll let you know how it goes!