I am not a ghost.
Yet, according to the millions of pictures that I've taken of my daughter over the past five years, it wouldn't be difficult to assume that I am just a figment of my daughter's imagination. That's NOT okay.
Good or bad, we have experienced most of the past five years together. From baby to toddler to preschooler and beyond, my daughter and I continue to grow even closer with each passing day. So why am I so absent from our pictures?
Like many moms, I am the one in charge of the camera. As a result, the camera is almost always focused away from me. And no, I am not the 'selfie' mom that shares a dozen new pics of myself each day. (Not that there's anything wrong with that - I just don't know who would be interested in seeing me every day.)
I would love to figure out a way to be more present in our pictures - and perhaps later memories - without having to put our lives on pause to set up a tripod.
So for now, I'm really digging the pictures that my family and friends sneak. Moments of happiness between my daughter and I... Proof that I am, indeed, an actual person involved in my daughter's life.
Do you have the same 'problem?' What do you do to get in the picture?