From the Other Side of the Lens

If you are like me, you are the adult person in the family who takes all the pictures. All. The. Pictures.

You know what this means, right?

Yes. You are never IN the pictures.

I have this fear that when my kids are grown up, and I am pushing up daisies, they’ll be looking through photo albums (which, I’m sure I’ll have time to do when they are in college – I haven’t put a picture in an album since 2006) and wondering “where was Mom?”

They’ll probably just assume I had something else to do, like surf the internet work on my blog vacuum or do laundry (because that SEEMS like it is all I do now.)

So guess what????? (Go on, guess!!)  Believe it or not, during our recent trip to London, I’m IN some pictures.

Proof to my kids that I do exist:

This picture wasn’t too bad….

This one needed serious editing, although no amount of photoshop will correct the no neck/double-chin posture. Have I learned NOTHING from “America’s Next Top Model”?????

Oh, look – another one! Not so great though, but I need to keep it because I am in it….

And this last one? I am NOT standing in front of Buddha because we have nearly the same girth. My Gram had a statue of Buddha in her house in L.A. – dan gave it to me when she passed away, and its on my bookshelf at home. Just why my husband thought it would be a good idea is a mystery to me. I mean, seriously now? You want me to pose next to a giant Buddha???? Just hand me a Twinkie and lets get this over with.

(Of course, why I agreed to pose for this photo is an even bigger mystery.)

No, actually, its no mystery. I posed for it so that: (a) I wouldn’t look like a poor sport and (b) because I did really need proof of existence.  While I prefer to be BEHIND the lens, I guess every now and again, I have to give up control and let someone else take a picture for the sake of giving my kids a reminder that I was there.


  1. You posed with the Buddha because Martin Mathes got you to do it. Some great pictures of you, Mom!!

  2. I need to get in front of the camera more too. I guess I get so caught up in capturing the moments that I forget to be a part of them, leaving proof that I was there. I enjoyed the photos from your trip to London. I’ve always wanted to go. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, by the way. Have a great day.

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud

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