Sunday, September 7, 2014
It is now September and back in January I mentioned that I was setting myself a challenge.
I was going to get a photo of more than just my kids each week, I was going to get a photo of ME and my family.
I started off sharing the image each week on the blog, but then I started blogging every day in May and then I just started sharing them on Instagram. There were a couple of weeks when I didn't share the image because there were more family members in the image who don't like to be included on social media.
But I have managed to get at least one image every single week of either me or Mr H (or both) with the kids.
And while a few people started off well at the start of the year, only one other person has managed to get up an image every single week.
Perfectly Imperfect Kris is over on Instagram here and has a photo of herself and her two boys every Sunday night.
Taking on the My Family and Me challenge is clearly not easy.
It takes quite a bit of effort not only to just take the photo, but also to decide not to delete it. How often do you look at a photo of yourself and decide that it just isn't good enough? You look too fat, too tired, need your hair done, another shirt...whatever the excuse, many of my friends seem to not be getting in the photos with the kids.
But you must.
We photograph every day of our children's lives these days, if you are there, get yourself in the photos too.
Even if you haven't started yet, join in now. Try for a photo once a month, that will give you 12 photos a year of you with your family. Include grandparents, aunts and uncles if you can too.
If you don't think you can even do monthly, how about just one.
Take one photo of you together with someone in your family this week.
I promise you will never regret it.
And don't forget the Grandparents, I bet you don't have enough photos of them with the kids either.
On Instagram I am using the hashtag #MyFamilyandMe or #CHMyFamilyandMe but this is about you and your family album.
When was the last time you had a family snap taken?