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The Truth Behind The Perfect Family Photo

Exhibit A: My 2 sweet daughters Amelia (3) & Emma (8 months).

Beautiful, right? This was the pic I posted on Facebook Easter Sunday.  Tons of LIKES later I feel the need to blow the lid off how this pic came to be…

Exhibit B: The Camera Reel inside my phone…

Life is not perfect & neither is the Easter Sunday Facebook pic. My kids were squirming around like crazy!.!.!. There were tears, confusion & the entire thing…(aside from the photo posted)…was pretty much a hot mess! At one point my 3 year old, Amelia tried to jump in the pool!…

Weeks later the dust has settled & I’m starting to see the pic thru a different lens… I kinda think the story of chaos behind the scenes makes it even more beautiful!… My wife & I earned this pic!  My fellow parents know this story all too well… The taking of 60 & posting of 1. And trust me, I’m not trying to to blow anyone’s cover here. Just hoping we can bond thru the chaos!

Blessings,

 

CJ

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Linda

awesome
real
thanks for sharing

Naryagirl
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Naryagirl

I love this! I totally get it. My son has Downs Syndrome, and is very photogenic. That being said, getting him to sit still is impossible. I literally have 200 photos on my IPod. I will probably keep them too. They do tell a story of a beautiful soul. He’s awesome! I did manage to get a few that look great too.

Melanie Billmeier
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Melanie Billmeier

I hate to burst your bubble, but every parent alive already knew this secret!! The struggle is REAL!!

Linda Keen
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Linda Keen

Been there. Done that.and it doesn’t stop when they grow up. The scenes just change. We all are so blessed to have this lovely people in our lives.

Tammy L.
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Tammy L.

Amen! I know exactly how you feel. My five and seven year old make me crazy when we’re trying to take pics, but afterwards I love to look at the “outtakes” because they are the reality and it’s beautiful.