Last monday I gave Rainbow her first real hair cut. Monday also marked the first time that Rocket took a bath in the “big bathtub”. Where are the photos? That’s what everyone asks. Why aren’t there pictures on Facebook?
There should be pictures of Rainbow’s hair right before the haircut. There should be a smiling shot of me, with scissors in hand, cutting her hair. Followed by a picture of the piles of hair on the kitchen floor.
There should be photos of Rocket sitting in the tub, and sharing the bath with her big sister. There should be a shot of dad leaning over to scrub her hair. Followed by a picture of Rainbow handing her little sister a rubber ducky.
I have the sinking feeling that I should be taking pictures of all of this. Anything with the word “first” in front of it should be accompanied by a camera, right? I am just too busy living my life to properly document it. I was too busy actually giving my squirmy three year old a haircut to be worried about taking photos of it. During that bath, I was too preoccupied with the thought that the baby would find a way to drown herself, and too busy fetching the extra face clothes and towels that I suddenly realized we needed, to worry about finding the camera.
I have some serious mommy guilt. Particularly when I see these other bloggers with all these perfect pictures of their kids. Where do you guys get all these pictures from? How do you find the time to take them? Perfect pictures, where your kids have clean faces, are in matching clothes, and you didn’t forget to brush their hair.
When I do take a picture inevitably I load it into my computer and then notice just how messy and cluttered the background is. I notice that I didn’t actually get all of the peanut butter off of my daughters face. I see just how bad those zebra pants look with that shirt. I realize that she took her hair barrettes out and her hair is hanging in her face. I notice that the baby got part of lunch not just on her onsie, but also in her hair.
Honestly, I have to thank blogging that I take as many photos as I do, which is still not many…. How do you guys do it? How do you keep up with capturing your kids lives? Do you have a camera in your cardigan pocket all day long? Or like me, are you constantly falling behind and feeling sort of guilty about it all?