Tuesday, June 12, 2012

No pictures PLEASE!

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My life would be easier without photography.
It may not be as well-remembered, but it would be easier.
Hmmm, without photos:
  1. I wouldn't have guilt over scrapbooking (or should I say, NOT scrapbooking?)
  2. I wouldn't get overwhelmed by the thought of ORGANIZING 10 million digital photos from the last 11 years (give or take).
  3. I would never have a reason to think about how to hold my head "just so" to keep my face from looking fat.
  4. I wouldn't have to come up with comical, clever little sayings to make my kids give AUTHENTIC smiles. (OK, sometimes I'm pretty funny and crack myself up, but sometimes it's a pain.)
  5. I wouldn't have to see myself in photos and question the mirror that I look into each morning. (I KNOW my butt didn't look that big in those pants when I looked in my mirror - because if it had, I wouldn't have left the house in them.)
  6. I wouldn't have to be judged by my photo Nazi friends as I DELETE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF PHOTOS. Do you know how many cute photos I have of my kids? If it's not funny or painstakingly adorable - DELETED!
  7. I wouldn't have to question my heritage. Was my great-grandmother a Satan worshiping heathen? Because when I look at most photos, I think I have her eyes - fiery red.
  8. I would get to experience each moment as it actually happens rather than seeing it through a camera lens.
  9. I wouldn't be irritated that my kids quit being cute RIGHT WHEN I GOT OUT THE CAMERA. Instead, I would just enjoy them being cute.
  10. I wouldn't have proof of how thin I use to be or how much hair Clay used to have...
    Oh wait. I remember why I LIKE having cameras. Proof.

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13 comments:

  1. This is a terrific list, and you have brought a smile to my face again!

    The one that really hits home with me is getting to experience each moment rather than being behind the lens. Over the past 10 years I have become the unofficial family photographer. While at first I was flattered, I came to realize I was missing out on so much.

    The camera doesn't come out as much these days, but I am enjoying the gatherings so much more!

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    1. I often "forget" my camera in the car because I want to be PRESENT.

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  2. I have gotten so bad at taking pictures lately...and some of these reasons on your list might be why. I especially giggled at #5.

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    1. #5 really has me perplexed. I feel pretty good when I look in the mirror...and then someone ruins my self image by tagging me in a stinking PICTURE on facebook. That's it. I'm quitting facebook ;)

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  3. You can untag yourself if you hate the "heathen" eyes. :):)

    So funny.

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    1. Or I could get over myself. That might work too. ;)

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  4. This post was super cute :) Loved it!

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  5. This is such a great post!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish blogs had a 'like' button to hit for comments. :)

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  6. Sooo cute! I have three photographers in the family now, so I get to be PRESENT for fun and jocularity. But I sure don't know who that old woman in all of the pictures is. Somebody's grandmother I suppose. Where did she come from? And who dresses her? Ugh!

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    1. Oh Diane, I think you are a hoot! So glad I discovered you online. Thank you for making me laugh on my blog as well as yours. :)

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  7. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't scrapbook! LOL! My greatest frustration is having to explain to one child that his older brothers were born just before the digital age, and that's why we have actual photos of them that you can hold! Thank you for sharing on NOBH!
    Love and God Bless,
    Christy

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  8. Amen! I have felt so much guilt that my almost 14-year old is actually 2 years old in my photo albums, my 12 year-old is a few months old, & my 11 & 9 years olds don't even exist. I have always thought that if someone started a business where they complete photo albums for people, they would be rich! Any takers out there?

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