Week 12 of the Mommy Reality Challenge is a good one. For anyone who doesn’t know what the Mommy Reality Challenge is all about; it’s a fun weekly challenge that is hosted by Jen and Celeste, where Mums can share the ‘real’ side of being a Mum by sharing a photograph via social media or blog posts.
Each week Jen and Celeste set a new challenge, some previous challenges have been to share pictures of those messy eating moments, to snap a picture of the inside our purses/handbags and even to share what us Mums favour as comfy around the house wear. The challenges have all been fun, interesting and it’s always a relief to know that Mums aren’t so different. None of us are perfect and it’s refreshing to see it for real.
This Weeks Mommy Reality Challenge Is…..When Photos Fail…
This week it’s time for us Mums to share those pictures that prove we are no David Bailey. The pictures that our children and family members would rather we burned, but kept them anyway.
Yesterday I spent a good hour looking through old photos, something which the Mommy Reality Challenge has got me doing more than once now. Me and my daughter sat and laughed as we looked through very dated looking photographs of when they were small and as around half the photographs could have easily been used in this weeks challenge, choosing which photographs to use was no easy task.
Once we had selected the photographs, it took me another two hours to work out how to scan them and put them onto the computer. You would think I’d have remembered from last time, but no, it appears I really do have a memory like a sieve!
My ‘When Photos Fail’ Pictures Are….
I’d like to slip in a quick apology to my sister before we go any further. Having the opportunity of sharing this photograph with the world was one that I couldn’t resist…
The above picture was taken whilst we were staying with my sister and her family in the UK for the Christmas holidays. I can’t actually remember where the picture was taken, but it’s not a good one. She actually looks like she is on day release from the local prison…Which she’s not!
At first glance I didn’t notice that my daughter was trying to perform a lobotomy on herself, so this one very nearly slipped through the net. I promised Catherine that if she didn’t mind me sharing this one I wouldn’t share the one of her asleep on the toilet taken when she was two or three years old. So a deal is a deal!
I’m not sure if my daughter was trying to copy her brothers smile or she was frightened by it. Having always had a natural aversion to smiling, I think that she was caught off guard when someone dared to smile when standing so close to her and she thought it was something she might catch!
Thanks to Jen and Celeste for hosting #mommyreality and for giving me yet another good excuse to dig out and look through long forgotten photographs. It was fun!
When was the last time you looked through your old photographs?
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