Bubble bath is the only way I can get my toddler to agree to get in the tub these days. Whatever works right?
So one of these days, I prepared my daughter's bath, extra foamy for cinematographic effect, like we see in the movies and commercials, and started snapping.
Sometimes I had to put my camera down because she wanted to serve whatever pretend food she was making with the foam. It's important to capture the moments, but to be part of the moment is even better.
If only I had someone to take the pictures while I'm playing with Bella...
That's when my husband walked in, I immediatly handed him the camera and without knowing what he was even supposed to capture, he got this one:
And I love it! He accidentally captured what I was looking for, a simple, honest moment of motherhood, that goes undocumented most of the time.
We can never say this enough: GET IN THE PICUTRE!!!
My husband is always in the picture, well, that's a given. I for some reason feel embarrassed to ask, can you believe it? Why? Well, I know why, but it's a subject for another post.
Then, of course, it was momma's turn to get a foam hat... My daughter likes to play fair.
Please tell me I'm not the only one! Often times I take my shower so late at night, that I skip washing my hair, just so I can go straight to bed, otherwise I'd have to blow dry my hair and I'm just too tired. I used to sleep with my hair wet, but it's much harder to tame it in morning.
Motherhood is so glamorous!
I had no high expectations when I handed the camera to my husband. I did request that he take this shot, with just the top of my head, focused on Bella. And he said: "I have no idea what I'm taking a picture of." And for the millionth time I told him: "The moment, just capture the moment." He's slowly learning. Now, if I could only make him stop posing and smiling at the camera... but one thing at a time.
And just before the bath was over, I captured this gem:
That's right, she was using her bath book to scrub herself... go figure.
Unfortunately, a lot of good shots didn't make the cut for this post because that are creeps out there... Taking pictures of bath time to post publicly can be tricky, you have to get creative in order to keep your child's privacy. I got me a few bun shots, but those are family heirlooms :)