when you are taking pictures with friends, or significant others, do you ever say or hear the words, "k, let's be cute in this one." or "let's do a sexy one." or how do you maybe say this after looking at the picture, "ughh. i look so ugly. let's take another one." or "why can't you just smile?"
this whole picture taking thing is going to be the fall of our marriage. it's like the one thing that we just can't sync..we can't be on the same page about it. it's always him being goofy or me smiling. or the other way around. i have a million pictures of sean. not that i LOVE pictures of myself..but it would be nice for my kids to know that i existed back in the day. and not all the pictures of me were taken by myself. this is what happens when sean takes pictures of me and/or us.
oh, not even in this one.
oh, there i am. a little better..
well, at least he got my eyes..
he told me to just combine those last 2 pictures to make it into one.
so then i started thinking. can you imagine a big group of guys being all,
"hey guys, let's be serious in this one."
"k, now do a sexy pose."
"k, let's just do a cute one."
"blah, i look bad in that one. let's take it again."
no. i guess they don't think like that. so i gave up.
and we took the kinds of pictures that sean wanted to take.
and i am not proud of this picture.
sean said he could see us looking like this in 5 years..
maybe we will be on the biggest loser someday after all..
with that outlook...sean.
who does this? and then puts it on their blog?
i guess we do...
i guess if it's the one thing we can't seem to be on the same page about..
then that is okay. could be worse right?
why can't we all just have photographers who follow us around everywhere
we go and snap candid photos of us looking totally natural and happy like we don't
even notice that they are there? (except we really do know because we hired them)
and then they mail us the pictures after editing them all
awesome and not charge us a dime? that would be pretty sweet.
on a different note, tonight sean said to me while watching american idol,
"chloe, no one boos Ellen. no one talks back to her. not on my watch.
if i were a girl, i would totally go lesbian for Ellen."
instead of being concerned, i am incredibly proud. i have taught him well.
except, wait. what do you mean on your watch sean? are you her bodyguard now?
on a totally unrelated but actually very related note to this blog post...
i have proposed an idea to sean.
we see so many people post such adorable, cute pictures of themselves on their blogs.
i mean we all do it. why would we post anything that didn't look good.
*this post doesn't count k?*
the cute pics are great and all.
but why are we afraid to post the ugly?
THOSE ARE THE BEST ONES.
i think we all need to get over that fear. i think we should have
"the ugliest face i could possibly make" picture contest.
do you think anyone would participate?
me and my sister and my cousins used to do this.
we would spend HOURS just laughing and almost crying
over some of the hideous faces that we caught on camera.
of course we never showed anyone.
but we should have.
laughing is good for the soul, right?