There is a whole post here about why and why not – I know.
I’ve been blogging for two years and not once have I posted a full-face picture of my children online or referred to them by name. These are the rules my husband and I agreed to when we opened personal facebook pages and by default these are the rules I agreed to abide by when I started blogging and tweeting and facebooking as Maija’s Mommy Moments.
The name thing never really bothered me – I barely call my children by their names anyway since Sugar Plum, Bugaboo and Sweet Pea are their actual names of endearment.
Of course I post well cropped snippets of them and pictures from behind recognizing that this is a compromise we all have to be happy with.
I’m usually okay with this. I understand the rules and why we implemented them but on days like today I REALLY wish I could post pictures online.
Today is Sugar Plum’s first dance competition of the season and people she is going to look AMAZING. Not only do I wish that I could post pictures of her in her amazingly bedazzled costumes I also wish I could post the video of what I know is going to be among her best performances (and I’m not just saying that because it’s her first solo!).
The next month is filled with my eldest daughter on stages and not once will I get to show you how beautiful she is when she performs – how she comes alive as a confident, talented and determined little individual.
I’ll take a million photos (I always do) and just like our super-cute Christmas cards and these amazing a-la-pinterest bookmarks we’re making for Mother’s Day, I’ll just have to tell you about them and cling to the hope that I’ll get at least one good photo of her in her costume that I can share with all of you.
One like this… because it says so much about her, even if you can’t see the pure determination on her face to stretch just a little bit farther.