Last week, Madeline was telling me about a conversation she was having with a fellow flower girl at The Sister-in-Law’s recent wedding. She said the flower girl said, “My mom looks so sexy in that dress.”
And Madeline told me that she thought, “You haven’t seen my mom.” But decided that wouldn’t be very nice to say and kept the thought to herself.
And then she turned to me and said, “I mean, look at you, mom! You’re sexy!”
Hearing the word sexy come out of her mouth never fails to bring a smile to my face.
But that’s just the thing … and it so speaks to the importance of embracing the camera with your kids. Their perception of you is not always the same as your perception of you. They don’t see wrinkles. Grey hair. A few extra pounds. A make-up free face. Years of sleep deprivation. Or whatever it is that you see that keeps you from getting in front of the camera.
In fact, just the other day Madeline commented on my blonde hair while she was, ahem, styling it. And it’s so not blonde. It’s very decidedly grey (time for a touch-up!).
When they see pictures of you, they see you. Love. Warmth. Kindness. Comfort.
*linking up with Emily for her weekly Embrace the Camera feature