so i've been doing a bit of writing for time out for women and was thinking that maybe i needed a new "head shot" (and yes, i am using those quotation marks very, very, very deliberately) to go along with my bio.
so here's what happens: while dinner vegetables roast in the oven and the baby is distracted by the dog, ask the FIVE YEAR OLD to take your picture out back. do NOT go look at yourself in the mirror (just smooth your hair down after you hand boo the camera), do NOT reapply makeup (licking your lips might look like lip gloss), and under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you take off the dress you wore to the temple almost 12 hours ago (mostly because it's the only flattering thing in your closet after an august of soft-serve).
my little girl told me where to sit and to cross my legs. she paused at the effect, stepping back to survey it all, and then she held up the camera and clicked, pulled the camera down, checked the viewfinder and said, "see? it's cute."
so i see. though my favorite part has to be all the ephemera in the background:
my latest post is about my amazing sister in law sara. click here to read.