Friday, March 28, 2008

Bad Mom or bad photographer

Yesterday Trinity got a haircut. Her hair was to the middle of her back and with her curls it was a snarly mess every morning & every evening with one or both of us ending up in tears during a brushing session. Since she was very adamant about not wanting "boy hair", we compromised on getting an inch cut off. We drive 30 minutes to her stylist (yes, my 4 year old has her own stylist) because it is worth the $25 (including tip) that we pay, because I've honestly never seen my daughter better behaved than when getting a haircut. I do not know what type of spell or trance that stylist M puts on my daughter, but she is a perfect angel for 30 minutes. So, we arrive at the salon a little early and we are looking at the style books and Trinity looks at this one girl and says "I want my hair to look like that." The girls hair is barely to her shoulders and stick straight. Now, my daughter loves having her hair straightened, so that isn't a problem, but I'm thinking that if we cut it so that it is shoulder length when straight, it will be chin length when curly - uh, she'll freak tomorrow after her shower. So, we agree that we'll cut it just below the shoulders so that when it is curly it is at the shoulders and we put a couple layers in it as well. She did great - she looks adorable, but do I have pictures - NO! Why? That is a good question. I don't know. I don't take my camera out of the studio unless I know I have a location shoot and it never occurs to me that I should grab the point and shoot from home. Now, does this make me a bad mom, because I don't capture every moment of my child's life on digital memory? Does it make me a bad photographer, because I don't always have my camera with me ready to grab that once in a lifetime memory that I just happen upon by accident? I don't know and it probably won't change my habits either way, but I currently feel guilty that I don't have cute pictures to share. Now I have to go pick my picture for Favorite Friday.

1 comment:

Penny said...

I think it just makes you a MUM! I don't take my camera everywhere, and don't capture every moment either ;-)
Don't beat yourself up. You can get a photo tomorrow.