(My apologies: an earlier version of this post was password protected. Note to self: find out what buttons do before pushing them. Anyway…)
She’s one of my best friends, a fantastic mama to the little bee you see there, a loving and devoted wife, a talented youth professional, and the owner and executor of some pretty fly dance moves.
She’s also Zoe’s future mother-in-law. Thank goodness, because she is very reasonable.
Unless it’s Christmas time. Then the following happens.
Take it away, Heather!
So, I thought to myself, “Hey! I’m pretty good with my camera! I could totally pull off those beautiful photos that I see on Pinterest for Christmas cards.” Somehow I not only managed to miss my mark, I feel like I may have flirted with serious danger to get these “easy, do it yourself” shots. Here’s how it went down…
Pinterest-“Plug in some lights and snap the sweet reaction of your child. Insert into Christmas card. Wow friends and family.”
Reality: Plug in lights, hand to child, pull out away from mouth, try to get picture, pull out of mouth, wonder why Pinterest didn’t warn against electrocution, snap picture before pulling lights from baby’s mouth.
Pinterest: Nestle your sweet babe amongst fluffy pillows to get wintery vibe. Isn’t she precious?
Reality: “Hey! I have some furry pillows! Hold these and smile Quinny! Wait no…don’t bite them!! Is that hair in your mouth?? Did you swallow it??
Pinterest: Hand your child a beautiful ornament. They will smile happily at the camera. Aren’t they the sweetest little child?
Reality: “Here, baby! Look at the pretty ornament! …wait…not in your mouth! Ugh. There! Cheese! No, baby, out of your mouth!” Snap picture.