Wordful Wednesday-{Scary Mommy Guest Post}

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way.

{Please give Jill, my good friend and not-so-scary-mommy a HEARTy welcome.  I’m so excited she’s here!}

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As a mother to three young children, I spend a great deal of time trying to capture the perfect picture of them. I know how fleeting time is and I just want to catch them all at their best. I’ve tortured them again and again to no avail.

Last month, we attended a family wedding. The kids were dressed to the nines. My daughter was is the sweetest little sundress and the boys were in matching seersucker suits. Did you hear me? Seersucker suits on my two and four year old boys. I died from the cuteness and, of course spent the whole day torturing them with my camera. Yes, I got some cute ones, but the perfect picture? No.

And, then as we were leaving, I took one more of the three of them. I was saying “come on, come on, one perfect picture,” hoping for three wide smiles, but they took it upon themselves to show their true personalities.

And, to me? It’s perfect. Smart kids.

{Insert commentary from Angie here:  Jill’s kids are smart.  And funny, and just plain gorgeous.  As is Jill.  And, not to spill the beans, but all of you BlogHer attendees will get to see her in person during her keynote address.  Yahoo!}

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About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}

Comments

  1. 1
    mizhelle
    Twitter: annmarice
    says:

    i feel you! its really hard to get a good shot. but this one is really cute 🙂

  2. 2
    octamom says:

    Have definitely had a few family shots like this!

    Blessings!

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    Krystyn
    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn
    says:

    Too funny! It sort of looks like they are holding beer cans and they drank too much at a party….just sort of!

    I posted picture of 3 kids under three earlier today…it’s just that there is one kid missing.

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    Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight
    says:

    That is so cute!! I like that their little personalities are showing. 🙂

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    Stefany says:

    That is fantastic! I love it!

  6. 6

    I know what you mean about wanting that perfect shot but I think when it comes down to it, any picture of our kids is pretty perfect.

    Just call me a big sap.

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    Corey~livingandloving says:

    oh my word…priceless. 🙂

    have a happy Wednesday!

  8. 8
    life with kaishon says:

    This picture of Jill’s kids IS positively perfect. I love it!!! So excited for her speech. I know she will positively rock it!

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    Dee
    Twitter: twoofakind
    says:

    LOL! I can never get a good shot!

  10. 10
    Erin
    Twitter: ErinsMiracles
    says:

    Awww Jill they are adorable! And you are right, what a perfect shot!!

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    noelle
    Twitter: jumpinbeans09
    says:

    lol, don’t you love it when you capture them being that… THEM! cute

  12. 12

    I LOVE that shot. You have a great one for Christmas cards there! (Beats the shot with the smiley face over the you know what…)

  13. 13
    Heather
    Twitter: girlgonemom
    says:

    Oh these are the BEST photos – love it!

  14. 14
    Evonne
    Twitter: _MamaJules_
    says:

    I think the perfect pictures are the ones that show their true personalities. And yes, the outfits are incredibly adorable!!!

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    Genny
    Twitter: GennyHeikka
    says:

    Such a darling pic! 🙂 Yay for you about BlogHer.

    Angie – hope you are enjoying your anniversary! Mike and I are coming up on our 15th in two days… whoo hoo~!

  16. 16
    Honey Mommy says:

    I have SO been there! Trying to get the perfect family picture with BOTH my boys smiling is worse than going to the dentist!

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    Paula Kiger
    Twitter: biggreenpen
    says:

    In the middle of one sibling Christmas picture taking session several years ago, my son reached out and scratched his sister’s face, leaving long nasty red marks. Bah humbug.

    This picture that you put up as your WW, I love. Perfect!

  18. 18
    T Rex Mom says:

    That is perfect. It is difficult trying to get that perfect shot with young kids. When I look at catalogs with kids in them I wonder how those photographers do it.

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    scrappysue says:

    yeah, that’s pretty much how it is for a while, but it DOES get better! still, these pictures are priceless, no?

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    Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    Twitter: RachelVoorhees
    says:

    Always so hard to get that perfect shot. That picture is just so cute! So glad you are guest posting over here. I heart both Angie and Jill!

  21. 21
    alicia
    Twitter: projectalicia
    says:

    I am guilty of this too and have many of those photos to prove it. Haha. Happy WW!

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    Amy
    Twitter: FamilyTrifecta
    says:

    I absolutely love that picture. Perfectly capturing their personalities. Those are the pictures that should be on our walls 🙂

  23. 23
    Faythe @Grammymousetails says:

    those are the best kind of photos… and I say that because that is what most of mine look like, LOL! Kids get so used to the camera in their face, they can’t help but mug! I don’t know how many family photos at least one person have bunny ears sticking up behind there head from someones two fingers!

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    Melodie says:

    Great pic! I love the colours and their faces!

  25. 25
    Mrs. Marine
    Twitter: mrsmarine
    says:

    Perfectly Priceless! and totally cute!

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    Janelle
    Twitter: iambrimful
    says:

    That picture is so much better than a posed one. A keeper.

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    Dominique @Dominique's Desk says:

    I too get more Fun shots then perfect family shots with my boys.

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    Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma
    Twitter: PrettyPinkMomma
    says:

    As a mom of three boys I have given up on the “perfect” shot. It never happens, not even with Santa Claus, lol! Your picture is definitely a keeper – I love it when their true personalities shine through 😀

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA
    says:

    Adorable, but definitely on the keepin’ it real end of the photographic scale. My kids do the same thing – drives me batty!

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    blueviolet says:

    They’ve got fun up their sleeves, for sure!

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    Run DMT says:

    They are so gorgeous! I love their sweet little funny faces, too. I often strive for the perfect picture. *sigh* It’s a losing battle. 😛 lol

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    Terra Heck says:

    I think photos that aren’t forced are the best ones. What a fun, silly photo!

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    Dumb Mom
    Twitter: thenagainphoto
    says:

    Best. Shot. Ever. Looks an awful lot like my Christmas cards from last year.

  34. 34
    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick
    says:

    That IS the perfect shot! 😉

  35. 35
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner says:

    Oh I am soooo right there with you. My oldest is 5, my youngest is 20 months. I still haven’t gotten a pic where they are all smiling AND looking at the camera….ahhh, someday!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s for Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

  36. 36
    Jennifer says:

    They are definitely beautiful.

  37. 37
    Jessie
    Twitter: thelucaszoo
    says:

    Hilarious! Why do we put our kids through that? I find it so funny 🙂 My have started to smile fake – ugh! Great shot 🙂

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    Courtney(WomenLivingWell) says:

    So cute! I love it!

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    Raise Them Up says:

    I have to agree. That picture is perfect. 🙂 How can you look at it and not smile??

  40. 40

    Lol! What a great pic! 😀

  41. 41
    Enya
    Twitter: almostcrunchy
    says:

    Great pic! I love Scary Mommy.

  42. 42

    They are beautiful even when they are being silly!

  43. 43

    I’m heartbroken I won’t be there for her keynote. WAAAAH!

    But yes, that picture is surely ‘perfection’! 😀

  44. 44
    beth
    Twitter: babysmamatimes4
    says:

    lol it is perfect, your right 🙂

  45. 45

    This photo is awesome! I love it!!!!

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    sheila
    Twitter: aventinehill
    says:

    Ahhhh brings back memories of trying to get that perfect shot for the annual christmas card, lol. I think my head spins around during that shoot, lol.

  47. 47
    Paper Mom
    Twitter: Papermom
    says:

    I wish, wish, wish, I was going!!! I wonder what would happen if I just showed up? Is there a stand by line? I am only a car ride away.

    Great photo. Good Luck with the speech

    and Angie, you are still my bloggy idol.

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    Mama Zen says:

    Definitely perfect!

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    cat@juggling act says:

    Oh, just adorable! So cute.

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    Melissa
    Twitter: adventuroo
    says:

    I just love that picture– it speaks SO much more about their personalities than one where they are stare at the camera and smile. When I did my Week in the Life project last week, I also found that my fave pictures weren’t necessarily the ones with the best quality or the perfect pose, but the ones that capture every day life and the story I was trying to tell.

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    Liz @ Loving Mom 2 Boys
    Twitter: lovingmom2boys
    says:

    Looks pretty darned perfect to me 🙂

  52. 52
    Joy
    Twitter: blogmom221
    says:

    I loved that photo! Their faces were adorable.

  53. 53

    Wonderful guest post. Love children for sure..

    Thanks for all of your wonderful thoughts yesterday..

  54. 54
    Chefdruck
    Twitter: FrenchFoodieMom
    says:

    Those seem to be the only types of pictures I get of my 3 kids nowadays! But I love how their personalities shine through.

  55. 55
    Allison @ Alli 'n Son
    Twitter: Alli_n_Son
    says:

    I love Scary mommy! I’m also a huge fan of imperfect perfect photos. All for personality showing through.

  56. 56
    Caitlin
    Twitter: paciferpocket
    says:

    I *big puffy air heart* Scary Mommy! Can’t wait for BlogHer!

    Adorable photo, such cuties. And that will be one of the pictures your treasure years from now because it shows who they really are, not that you could happen onto a moment when they were all being “perfect”.

    • 57
      Scary Mommy says:

      Awwww, thanks!!! And, yes, totally. I smile every time I look at it. 🙂

  57. 58
    Mellisa
    Twitter: mellisarock
    says:

    Glad to know that I am not the only one torturing my kids with the camera…with 4 – there is always someone looking away, blinking, talking, laughing or just plain being silly – but looking at this shot of your adorable kids – I love shots like this though – you can truly see their personalities shining through.

  58. 59
    Lolli
    Twitter: 1momof5
    says:

    I’ve met Jill’s kids in person a few times, and they are even more adorable LIVE (if that is possible).

  59. 61
    Imperfect Momma
    Twitter: imperfectmomma
    says:

    Love this picture! They are so cute

  60. 62
    Christine
    Twitter: christinebewley
    says:

    This is my first Wordful Wednesday! I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who can’t resist adding words to the WW posts.

    I love the photo! What cute kids!

  61. 63
    Andrea
    Twitter: angelicasmommy
    says:

    That truly IS perfect. I find I love the candid shots of my daughter that show her personality more than the posed ones too.

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    Kelly Deneen
    Twitter: kelly_deneen
    says:

    Kids just do not like to cooperate, do they? 🙂

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    JamericanSpice
    Twitter: jamericanspice
    says:

    These are the best photo memories to have! 🙂 They are adorable.

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    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama
    says:

    I love their faces!!

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    Tara R.
    Twitter: Tara_R
    says:

    I love these sort of candid shots. I think they are a more accurate portrait of the kids. Their personalities come shining through and the shot is perfect.

  66. 68

    Love the photo!

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    Brandie
    Twitter: rudyrukus
    says:

    I think that is the perfect picture! You will certainly remember the exact thing you were doing at that time when you see that picture when they are all teenagers and irritating you haha!

  68. 70
    Euroangel Graffiti says:

    such sweet and nice kids! nice post..

  69. 71

    nice photo of these cute kids!

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    Cascia @ Healthy Moms
    Twitter: cltalbert
    says:

    Your children are beautiful!

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    Doing the Mom Thing
    Twitter: themomthing
    says:

    It is perfect because, never having met your kids, I get a taste of their personalities. Too cute!

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    Megan (Best of Fates)
    Twitter: bestoffates
    says:

    Seersucker suits? I’m now convinced that’s the most adorable kids clothing item in history.

    • 75
      Scary Mommy says:

      LOL, they really are. I found them at Target and actually squealed. 🙂

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    Aging Mommy says:

    My daughter just hates having her picture taken and if she sees me lurking with mine will scowl and shout “no pictures!” So I know how you feel and on this occasion you got the perfect natural shot and they do look so very adorable with it 🙂

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    Angela @ Nine More Months
    Twitter: ninemoremonths
    says:

    That looks a lot like my family pictures!

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    Lauren @ Hobo Mama
    Twitter: Hobo_Mama
    says:

    That is awesome! Reminds me of a story from my husband’s childhood, back in the days of (horror) film cameras. His father had one picture left, and just as he snapped what was going to be a sweet, smiling shot of the three kids, my sister-in-law leaped forward and shouted, “Hiii-yaw!” Of course, that was much better remembered than a sweet one would have been.

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    Karen MEG says:

    Hiya Scary!!! So glad to see you here, girlfriend!!!

    • 81
      Scary Mommy says:

      I’m so sad you won’t be in NYC. Loved hanging out with you last year!

  77. 82
    carissa
    Twitter: CarissaRogers
    says:

    Yo! I’m back! well.. I’ve been back for over a week, but after catching up it feels like I only got back TODAY. 🙂

    How goes it in the interweb world!?

    I’m super stoked to meet Jill at BlogHer (crossing my fingers anyway!)
    With so many attending and um.. her FAME.. yeah… dreaming anyway!

    • 83
      Scary Mommy says:

      Snort. I can’t believe we haven’t met. I totally feel like we have. We WILL!

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    Melinda
    Twitter: lkwhtmomfound
    says:

    i love the pics that capture a child’s true personality!

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    Xmasdolly
    Twitter: XmasDolly
    says:

    Well, I’ll tell ya I think you have a Diva, and especially a couple of Divo’s on your hands! They are adorable.

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    jennyleite says:

    Some of my favorite pictures are when my girls true personalities come out on.
    They do look Adorable!! Super cute kiddies.

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    Leah
    Twitter: moxiethrift
    says:

    love that picture! so beautiful and natural! i would make a big ol canvas of this one.

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    Michaela says:

    Her kids are so cute! Love the picture!!

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    Liz @ Peace, Love & Guacamole
    Twitter: peaceloveguac
    says:

    What a perfect, hilarious picture! Freaking adorable. I can’t stop looking at your little guy…I keep wanting to hear what funny sound he must be making in that moment!

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    Ash
    Twitter: ashatshades
    says:

    Looks like life in your world is never boring – just as it should be. People without kids totally underrestimate the pure entertainment value.

    Beautiful.

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    Jill
    Twitter: glamamomnyc
    says:

    Ah, boys will be boys. Adorable!