I came across this article the other day (and reposted it to my FB page) and thought, “Oh, my. That’s me. ” Except, Allison Tate wrote it…not me 😉
I HATE having my picture taken. HATE. IT. There is NO picture with me in it that I don’t criticize positively EVERYthing about it. And therefore, the majority of our family pictures are taken by….moi!
I did realize a few years back that our poor children will have so little photographic memories of me when they are older and that I should make a better effort to get in a few pictures. And then…..I forget about it. Or hit delete. <sigh>
Forever searching for the “right angle” and really, I just need to get over it. I’m so ridiculously vain sometimes. I am who I am. And with 2000+entries of moms in a “slide show” format with this article, obviously there are lots of us who need to “get over it” and get in front of the lens!
Incidentally, we have our family photo scheduled at the end of the month, so I’ll for sure be in that one as well. IN the meantime…..enjoy these 2 little ditties from our own Photo Booth! Blessings!
the girls surrounded me with their animals….I’m pretending to be scairt!
Au naturel….goofing with the girls….Photo Booth provides tons of fun with ALL kids!
1. Capable of doing many things competently. I would say yes. I am a multi-tasker and can generally do it well….or fake it enough that you THINK I am competent. (though my friend at work and I have a running joke on our incompetence..)
2. Having varied uses or serving many functions: “The most versatile of vegetables is the tomato” (Craig Claiborne). Cook. Dishwasher. Personal shopper. Secretary. Volunteer. Laundress. Maid. Nurse. Taxi driver. Teacher. Wife. Friend. Mom. Photographer. Sorta-writer. Full-time worker bee. Personal Trainer. Holy cow, no wonder I’m perpetually exhausted!
3. Variable or inconstant; changeable: a versatile temperament. Yes. I’m completely inconstant. Versatile temperament, check! I’m sure my kids can attest to my head spinning abilities. Especially when they have a project due this a.m. and forgot to print it last night. And I can love up on them like no one’s business. My favorite is in Mass…my 14 year old hates it…
4. Biology Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the antenna of an insect, the toe of an owl, or the loosely attached anther of a flower. This is a fail. I’m not so loosey goosey. I taught aerobics, but I’m more of an “Elaine” dancer for you Seinfeld fans.
Now. Having never received any type of blogging award, I had to check it out and see what the heck this is. Never mind that someone not only commented on my blog (LOVE comments!), but liked it enough to give me a shout out; I was blown away.
In a nutshell…. it’s a nice way to recognize some of your favorite bloggers and to let them know in a VERY public manner that they ROCK! Wow. Thank you, Off Duty Mom! I enjoy your blog and look forward to your boy’s clothing store opening to broaden the fashion horizons of little dudes everywhere!!
There are some rules and such that go along with this award and I will just cut and paste from Off Duty Mom:
“if you find yourself nominated, you’ve been awarded The Versatile Blogger award. And then, you need to pay it forward” by
Thanking the person who gave you this recognition
Including a link to their blog
Selecting 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
Nominating those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
Telling seven things about yourself
Here are my top 15 blogs that I consider versatile in one manner or another: