I’m a little, well actually VERY excited to be hosting my very first (possibly my last) linky! I read an article in the Huffington Post this week from a Mum who was making an effort to feature in more photos with her children. I have thought about this a lot in the past.
I am always the one (no make-up, unbrushed hair, sleep deprived induced eye-bags) behind the camera whilst taking almost daily photos of my boys. I want my boys to look back over photos of their childhood and see me in the picture. I want them to know I was there making memories with them. I know I can tell them about the photo and what we were doing that day but it’s not the same as actually being pictured by their side and then when I’m no longer there to tell the stories, they can see how much I loved them when they were too young to remember.
It’s not always intentional that I don’t appear more often in photos. Being alone with the boys means it’s not always practical to get all of us in a photo together and Scatty Dad isn’t as keen a snapper as I am.
I am therefore making the Mummy Mugshot pledge:
From this day forward, I hereby promise that I will feature in at least one photo alongside my boys, once a week for the forseeable future. I will not worry about my hair, lack of make-up, whether my nose looks big or I have a million chins on show. I will suck up any self-criticism and smile like a trooper and pull tongues like a good ‘un.
My boys won’t look back at these photos in years to come and see my imperfections. They will just see their Mum. A little younger and perhaps thinner, with no grey hairs, looking a little more tired than I will in the future (with the exception of the day after the night before which I am sure will be happening more often in years to come).
Oo-er, I’m a little nervous about featuring so heavily on the blog from now on so I’m roping in any blogger (Mum, Dad or Grandparents welcome) who would also like an excuse to take more family photos. I will try and set a theme each week and if would like to know in advance what the theme will be, keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter.
You will need to grab the Mummy Mugshot badge and ensure it links to this post.
and here’s the HTML code should you need it:
<a href=”http://lifeloveandlivingwithboys.wordpress.com/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o228/kayteeroon/Life%20love%20and%20living%20with%20boys/mummymugshot3.jpg” alt=”mummymugshot3″ border=”0″ /></a>
I am proposing to set up a new linky/post every Monday but you can link up any day over the next week.
Mummy Mugshot was revamped at week #6 and I ditched the pre-set themes in favour of less structure and more freedom, man. Anything goes, old or new as long as Mum, Dad, Granny, Grandad, Aunty, Uncle etc feature.
Have a look at the little drop down menu at the top of this page to see past Mummy Mugshots.