On my blog last year, I started what will I’m sure be an unsavory tradition year after year where I post a photo of myself with my kids for Mother’s Day. Unsavory you ask? Why would that be? Because its the one and only time I’ll be posting a photo of myself where I not only haven’t photoshop’d the wrinkles on my face that seem to get deeper and more defined each year, or ever so slightly reduced the size of my arms or thighs, or give myself a barely subtle digital breast enhancement, but also where I generally just didn’t care what I looked like that day (quite apparent by the lack of make up or chosen wardrobe). Why have I decided to do this when its obvious I know that a photo of myself looks 1000x better when I get all dolled up and use photoshop to my advantage? Because this is how my kids see me most days. This is how they see me when I’m parent helping in their school. This is how they see me when we’re snuggled up under a blanket reading the Ramona books. This is how they see me when I’m making raspberry dark chocolate whole grain pancakes with whipped cream and real maple syrup on a Sunday morning. This is how they see me when we’re digging for worms in the garden and watching the carrots and radishes grow from the seeds they planted. This is how they see me when they say “I love you” and give me endless hugs and kisses from morning to night.
And this is how they see me when we spend a beautiful day with Grandma (thanks for taking the photo, mom) celebrating Mother’s Day, enjoying a fabulous picnic lunch and a short hike at Silver Falls.
To every mom, grandma, and mom-to-be out there, Happy Mother’s Day!
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