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I read this article called The Mom Stays in the Picture on Huffington Post last week.  And it got me thinking.  I take a ton of pictures of Pookah. He is all over my hard drive, my phone, my mantle, my walls. I’ve also got a few hundred of him and CDub.   But not a lot of Pookah and I. Together. In a picture.

And that’s sad.

I’ve always been the one behind the scenes  Whether at work, at home, and now, behind the camera. I’ve always been the observer. The story-teller you might say.  But I want Pookah to be able to look back and see me at this stage in his life. I want him to see that I was there. I take pictures to document our lives. And I am a part of our lives.  And I want proof.

So this weekend, while I was busy trying to get pictures of him in the “golden hour” I took the step of actually trying to get a picture of us together.  It wasn’t perfect, but I got one. I sat the camera on a bench, set the timer and we posed for the picture. I’m going to print it out. It’s going on the mantel with the rest of them.

Because I’m a part of the big picture. I’m the mommy in this here version of Mommyhood.

And I’ve got proof.

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    Krissy
    October 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Such a cute picture
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    Kita
    October 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Awww glad you got in a shot love the black and white of it too.
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    Mimi
    October 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

    This is so true. I don’t have many pictures of my mother and I later in life. She made it a point that I took one with my son and her before she died. I think we don’t really realize that. Now with front facing cameras on our phones, timers and tripods there is really no excuse.
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    Amber
    October 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Lovely post! It’s the other way around for me. I have a lot of pictures of me and my daughter, but not many with her and my husband. And even less of he and I. It’s amazing how our kids literally become our focus!
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    Quiana
    October 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I struggle with the same issue. My husband is so reluctant to grab the camera on his own and get pictures of us yet I’m always taking pictures of the two of them together. I have to remember to ask all the time to get shots of the two of us. We captured some good ones on my birthday! My dad was great about getting shots of me and my mom together when I was growing up. There’s even a water color profile portrait of the two of us when I was 3 that I intend to have replicated of me and Nia next year.
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    Whitney
    October 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I try to take as many pictures with my girls as I can. Good picture of you and Pookah.
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    TheProDiva
    October 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I disagree…I think this picture is perfect! You should definitely take more of two of you together. He is really going to appreciate it when he’s older!
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    karen
    October 9, 2012 at 11:13 am

    what a beautiful picture of you and your little man. I agree, I need more pictures of me and my guy.
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    Dani @ okdani.com
    October 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Oh my goodness woman I was just thinking about this. I need photos with my little guy! It’s always me behind the camera shooting him, and his dad. Thanks for the reminder and motivation. I love the shot you got and I’m glad it’s joining the other pics on the mantle.
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    Nellie
    October 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

    What a great reminder, I’ve got a million pics of my kids but few and far in between of all of us.
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    NYStateofMom
    October 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I think it’s cute! Get a great frame for this one
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      LaShawn
      October 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks. My mother is already badgering me for a copy!

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    Monica
    October 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

    So true! I’m often looking for a picture of me and my kids together. I do have a few. What I really need the most is more family portraits. That’s hard to get unless I can find someone else to get the picture of course.
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