So I have been inspired by a blog post that a friend had shared on Facebook. If you are a parent or will be a parent in the future please, please, PLEASE take the time to read Allison Tate's blog post.
The gist of it is this; our kids don't understand or get that we are so much more than just their parents. It's time to put aside our vanity and make sure we are capturing all the moments, as best we can, that we share with them - the good, the bad and the down right ugly! They need to see that we were once vibrant and young and beautiful in our own way. They will see past the unkempt hair and the stained t-shirt or cellulite (and if they don't at the very least they will see where they've inherited it from!). They will just remember you. All the things we are hard on ourselves about, they love. All the negatives we see, they are blind to.
I extend the challenge to you dear readers. Somewhere (Facebook, your computer, photo albums, etc) create an album entitled Get In The Picture, and start capturing all those moments with your kids and STAY IN THE PICTURE!