Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We are what we are

We had a family photo shoot the other day.  Why on Pinterest are all the families in co-ordinating outfits, on the beach, smiling, carefree and not pouting, whining or complaining?  Or they are and they are faking waaaayyyy better than we did! 
Obviously, Olivia was cold.  She made no bones about it.  Not so obvious, Steve and I were a bit *annoyed* with each other.  But grown ups can fake it a bit better than 6 year olds. 
And then there was the fight about my daughter wearing a certain hooded jacket that didn't match anything. She won. Oh well.
So guess what?  Our family isn't perfect.  We fight, we throw tantrums.  We pout and complain.  Sometimes we smile for the camera, sometimes we don't. 
But we press on.  We love each other.  We laugh.  We try not to take ourselves too seriously. We are not Pinterest Perfect.  And I kind of like that about us.


victoria said...

We had pictures with my entire in law family last weekend...there are some posted in an album on Fb. More will come but seriously 265 were taken by the end of the day....it will make you feel better. We are no where near pinterest perfect either!

Momma of The B.M.C. Report said...

This made me laugh. I love your realness, it's refreshing. That picture of Olivia is cracking me up. :)

Lauren K said...

The fact that Olivia is pouting makes the picture even better than it would be if all was perfect :) xoxo