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Did you read Allison Tate’s blog titled, The Mom Stays in the Picture? Cathy and Todd discuss why moms step out of photographs and therefore aren’t captured in the memories. Yes, there’s the vanity issue, but Cathy thinks there are deeper issues, too (shocking!). Todd also shares a lot of hangover stories – once upon a time he was the life of the party, but having kids gave him some perspective. They also discuss the benefits of preschool, traveling with kids, and why Todd doesn’t like marshmallows.
I love the reminder to get in the picture. As the camera person in the family, I find that I have to ASK for someone to take my picture if I want to be in it because I’m always the one behind the camera. And as a single mom, this is sometimes awkward for me as I have to ask friends or my parents, hey – take my picture with my kids. Listening to you guys this morning, it hit me that my kids love taking pictures and WHO CARES if the picture is sideways or has a thumb in it. We’re in the picture together. So they can take pictures of me with their siblings. And we can ask family, friends and neighbors to take pictures of us together. Because I want them to look back later and see me with them. I want them to have those memories of us together. Thanks for helping me see this differently.