Today it’s been a month since #inthepicture began and all month I’ve received the most inspirational emails and messages and Facebook and Twitter and Instagram uploads and tags from mums showing us their gorgeous selves.
And all month I’ve taken exactly one – ONE! – photo of me with the kids. Here it is:
Yes, yes, very cute. We are working the disguise glasses from our detective play kit beautifully, but where is Max? Oh, there he is, electing to photobomb rather than participate. I totally get that.
So, one month on from my life-changing revelation, and you could say that life didn’t really change after all. I sort of got in the picture, but not really. During the month we’ve done all kinds of cool things – the school picnic, trips to the beach, a bush walk, park visits, BBQs – and I’ve taken photos at every single one of them and never once thought to take a pic of me too.
Being in the picture is harder than I thought.
But every single sentiment that I first wrote about holds true which means that I have to do much, much better if I’m going to capture my kids’ childhoods properly.
So, here’s my plan.
On the 10th of every month, I’m going to open a linky on my blog for any mum, anywhere, to link up a photo of herself getting #inthepicture with her kids. You can be a blogger mum or a mum or a mom or a matka or a nene or a maman or a haha or a haakui, it won’t matter. It’s a reminder that we need to get #inthepicture and a place for us to share our beautiful photos with each other. Our wonderful, wonderful mum shots.
So, this is where I will be on the 10th of every month, sharing my picture and hoping that you’ll pop in to share yours too. You can link up a photo from your blog, or you can upload a photo in the comments or upload to Facebook and tag Maxabella Loves or Twitter and tag @hellomaxabella or #inthepicture.
A monthly reminder.
If you think (like me!) that you will need a little reminder to take a photo during the month (even if you don’t want to share it), please join this mailing list and I’ll send you a random, gentle email reminder once every month. Click the “#inthepicture reminders” check box to receive only the reminders, or click both boxes to also subscribe to my general newsletter too:
This is our opportunity to remember to step out of our comfort zone behind the camera and into our children’s memories. Get #inthepicture every month with me and spread the word to every mum you know!
How many pics do you have of you this month? Please share your favourite snap in the linky below or upload into the comments.