I am always discouraged when I hear women, especially mom’s say “Don’t take my picture.” Why? Because you don’t like how you look that day? Is that the type of inner monologue you want your daughter to hear?
Growing up looks and weight were not a topic of discussion in our house. I NEVER heard my mom say she didn’t want to be in a picture. I would feel terrible if my girls grew up thinking they had to look like a super model in order to look good in a photo. I don’t ever want to hear them say they don’t want to be in a picture because of the way they look.
I have to say I appreciate that pop singers are finally on board with the positive thoughts. I worry about the girls when they get to high school with all the pressure that girls deal with. I still cry each time I hear Katy Perry’s “Firework”. I am constantly singing that song to my girls!
It is so important for your children, for you to be in pictures with them! They will CHERISH those photos! Your child does not care if you have a few extra pounds to lose, you are in your PJ’s at 2pm, or you didn’t do your hair or make up that day. They want real life photos of you being a part of their life…NOT just the one behind the camera. Check out this post if you need some ideas for photos with your kids.
Okay, I’ll get off my soap box.
I love this idea of women joining together to celebrate each other’s beauty. I think we all have insecurities about the way we look. I know I used to not like photos of me laughing. Kind of ironic, since I LOVE to capture other people laughing. However, I felt like I showed too much gum in my laughter. I have come to realize that the way I laugh is just how I laugh and I embrace it now. I no longer shy away from photos of me laughing or cover my mouth when I laugh.
I hope you will join me and many others who have linked up with the “I am Beautiful” link up! I would LOVE to see your photo and read your post!!
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite photo for May!! Winner announced Thursday!