Thursday, July 10, 2008

Real life

There are many, many times I think back to a moment in my chaotic day and think, I wish I would have taken a picture.

My life isn't perfect, although I would like my blog readers to think so. Sometimes, rarely, but it happens, my children wear ragged, dirty clothes. I don't take pictures of that. Sometimes (OK, most of the time) my house is not neat and clean. I don't take pictures of that either. And if I do, I photoshop their clothing and my house until it is clean and neat. It works better than spray n' wash. 

But sometimes, I should just take pictures. Let the dirty house go. Let it go that I have an umbrella, a rubber glove, and 5 bowls of kitten food on my deck. Get over Emma's strange original outfit #4 for the day and "pretty" hair thing. Get over Mandy's unbuttoned onsie and fly away hair and take the pictures that say, this is my real perfect life.













4 comments:

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

You photo-shop your kids to have clean clothes?? (Gasp!) There'll always be dishes to clean and socks to wash...

april said...

That was funny what Hillary said! It looks like Mandy is praying in the first picture. I really like the effects of the pictures. Have you thought about publishing your photos? My boyfriend has MAC and you can make photo books, order them bound, and have them sent to you. You can make your own story book. It's really neat!

Christine said...

I LOVE your little guy's hair!! It reminds my of my 3 year old when he was that age! LOL!
- Christine

Linds & Manda said...

Great pictures Al! So...do you want to come up here for a photo shoot...say, maybe in the Spring when we have two little people to capture on film. You do an awesome job.