The heartbreaking reason this mum says we should take more pics with our babies
By Practical Parenting team
January 18 2019
Mums are renowned for falling into a default position as family photographer, taking pics of the kids, taking pics of Dad with the kids, but never getting in the frame themselves.
“One thing I’ve learned after my mother died was the importance of taking pictures. I wish I had more of my mom and I,” she shares.
“My mom suffered from a drug addiction which caused her to look different at certain stages of her life. I wish I had more pictures before the trauma. Picture of how I remembered her as a child.
“Listen take pictures. Without warning. Take pictures. Without posing. Take pictures. Book photoshoots. Hell I don't care. Just take pictures, one day pictures maybe all they have left.
“As an adult I find myself looking through the few pictures I do have of my mom. Zooming in on her hands comparing them to mine. Her eyes, her smile. I wish he had the chance to meet her. For now all we have are pictures.”
Her followers were quick to agree and empathise, with one writing: “Omg this is adorable!! And such a true statement ❤ I have literally 3 pictures of my Dad and I and now he is gone :(“
“You have me in tears!!!!!! I have two pics of my mom and after she died I can’t say how much I try to document every single thing!!! Never stop girl!!!” wrote another.
“This is so true. After my mom passed away, all I did was try to find pictures of us. Sadly it wasn’t too many,” added another.
Do you have many pics of you with your little ones?