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Monday, July 28, 2014

Mom let's go swimming

This simple request has sent me over the self confidence edge far too many times to count. However, this summer I've tried my hardest to get out of my own head and just ENJOY our time. After all they are only little once. So here we are doing some fun things this summer.
On our hike up to Lake Mary, before Matty fell....

AJ showing me his "burned finners" (pruny hands). I had to throw this one in, because he's hilarious.

William and I at Slide the City. 

Going through pictures I realize I'm not in enough pictures. I want my boys to remember that they're mom did things with them, not that I refused because of who could possibly see me in all my glory in a bathing suit. 
When I see other moms with their kids I notice the joy on their faces, not their size. So why do I think I'm any different? Maybe because most of my childhood I remember hearing my mom and grandma saying "make sure you can't see me in the picture" so my challenge to myself and any other mom that feels less than beautiful is to GET IN THE PICTURE!! Get in the water and have a splash war with your kids, play, run and swing with them. My boys LOVE to look at pictures of their parents. How sad will they be if I'm not in any?? They don't see my flabby arms or dimply legs. They just see their mom who they think is the most beautiful person in their world. Why wouldn't I want to savor every minute that they think that? All too soon they will discover girls, and huge sigh, will be marrying one of those said girls. I will still be their beautiful mom but another beautiful woman will have their hearts. Enjoy the journey friends. 


mrs.boring stay at homer said...

You are so right!
I've often told myself, I'll lose a bunch of weight THEN be in pictures but, I should do it now because I'm living life NOW!

BTW-you look great! Is that a swim suit, the black and white polka dot? I LOVE it!!

Tiffany said...

Yes it is my swim suit, I have on a sports bra and shorts because we were walking around and not just swimming in a pool.

Emily S said...

Way to go, you all look like you're having a great time! And I'm not in pictures because I'm always the one taking them . . . bless Gary's heart, he's not much of a picture taker. :)