I try not to forget important things on holidays, but sometimes things fall through the cracks… especially now since I have a second baby to contend with. So, I’m passing this on to you. It’s a simple notion, but if my own vain ego forgot to do it this past holiday, maybe normal people will forget too… and regret it like I do now.
Make an extra effort to TAKE A *GOOD* PICTURE OF YOU AND YOUR BABY. NOTICE I SAID “GOOD.” (Not like the one I’ve posted here to the left.) Otherwise, you might end up like me: Waking up days after your turkey-coma, realizing you didn’t take any photos of your family while everyone was newly-dressed, clean, had the matching bright bows on their heads, had lipstick on (that’d be me) and were actually coherent before getting hopped up on obscene amounts of pumpkin pie that no toddler should ever eat in one sitting (although mine did).
No brainer? You’d think. I’m probably the ONLY mom in the universe that ‘forgets’ to take pictures at all (not a good habit, considering that I’m responsible for providing material – including PICTURES – for this blog). But it just gets crazy: Who wants to stop and take pictures when there’s wine to drink, people to hug, crawling babies to chase, toddlers to monitor on the big piano at Grandma’s house, cousins to play with and diapers to change in between the madness of the actual meal you’ve been waiting for all year? Not to mention, I’m one of the few idiots I know that relishes ‘staying the moment’ and not wasting time taking pictures. Understandable, but…. this was LilMiss’ FIRST Thanksgiving, and I feel like I “forgot” about it. (I’m sorry, my 8-month angel, it’s just that you seem like you’ve been here for so long! As your Auntie would say, “It’s hard being a younger sister.”)
I’m finding more and more that my second baby is sometimes getting a second-rate mom… forgetful, a bit sleepy… and I’ve got to stop it. I’ve already confessed my selfish efforts to slow down some of her milestones. This no-decent-picture issue is just the latest circumstance.
I’m hoping there are a handful of moms that feel like I do RIGHT NOW, with few pictures to peruse in years to come of the fabulous Thanksgiving 2012 they enjoyed with their amazing family? Guess I’ll just make the extra effort to commit this year to memory…
As for Christmas, I am making a mental note and verbal vow to dress up and do a massive photoshoot before departing to family’s houses to celebrate. I promise. Because it’s the right thing to do… and if we don’t, then I might be forced to change the name of this blog to TheFlopMom (maybe I should reserve that domain name now). And I also don’t feel like listening to my future teenagers whine about how there are no cute holiday pictures of us all as a family in years to come. That wouldn’t be very fab at all.
DO YOU FORGET TO TAKE PICTURES ON CRAZY, HECTIC FAMILY HOLIDAYS?