Monday, December 10, 2012

Mommy Mondays: The Impossible Shot

Just now, as I was pondering what to blog about this Mommy Monday, Jack crawled into my lap and said, "I love you Mommy." (He's been saying this a lot lately, to my utter delight. Hey, he just said it again! This never gets old.) I thought to myself, wouldn't it be nice to post some adorable photos of my beautiful little boy and me? Yes, yes it WOULD be nice, I thought back to myself. So I went in search of said adorable photos.

I realized very quickly that photos of Jack and me are not easy to come by, and you know why? Because I take all the pictures in this family! And on the rare occasion I prod John into taking one, or he randomly decides to take one on his own, it comes out looking like this:

Or this:

Not ready
 Or this:

Blurry and unflattering

 Or this:

Just kidding :)

This shouldn't be difficult. We're not talking about a great white mid-kill. Or a snow leopard in its natural habitat. Or the freaking Loch Ness monster. It's a mom with her kid, for goodness' sake. We're both relatively photogenic-ish (despite what these photos have led you to believe). But somehow, this shot is as elusive to John as Moby was to Ahab. Perhaps it's just because he's not trying that hard. Maybe this post will reveal in terrible, glaring detail how bad the situation really is...

But I'm not holding my breath. For now you'll just have to take my word for it that Jack and I not only exist in the same eight square feet every now and then - he actually kind of loves me, too.


Anonymous said...

Hi, there,
Despite the seemingly photographer's efforts..all are taken with love and....truly...they are delightful! Keep trying, John! Or...maybe it's time for Jack to learn? :)
Love, Sheila & Dick ( oh yes, he is the photographer in our family but wait a minute...people pics???? not very often). Like you, it seems that I am most often out of the pics...wonder why :-)
Hugs all. The Cutlers

Carrie Butler said...

How stinkin' cute are these photos? :) Great post, Mara!

P.S. Maybe you can threaten to replace him with a self-timer... *grins*

Sarah said...

Hahaha good one :)

Anonymous said...

We miss trying to take pictures! Love, mike & Alexis