So, we haven't had our family pictures done since Cora's first Christmas five years ago! How has it been that long??? A week from Monday we are getting our photos done, and I am super excited. BUT, if you are a mom, you probably understand my current state of insanity. You wouldn't even know I'm a photographer by the way I've been stressing. The girls got their hair done last week, I get mine done next week, and I've threatened Patrick that if he buzzes his off before October 24th, he will find himself sleeping in the hen house. My greatest fear right now is that Cora will try and "enhance" her current hair style. I mean, all she needs is brand new bangs, right? I'm rebuking that right now. It ain't happenin'!
Okay, the clothes. Anna was the first to pick hers out, and it's become our inspiration piece. She is going to wear a cute sweater and now she wants to wear this funky peace sign hat (the child loves peace signs, she is such a hippie). Okay, that's fine. "No, Emma, you may not wear that cheetah print beret." I found a really cute sweater cardigan for Emma and matching sweater dress for Cora. I am keeping them hidden in Anna's closet so they don't find themselves in the hen house. "But my dress is itchy!" Note to self: buy Cora an undershirt to wear under her dress. Today I ordered sweaters from Old Navy for Patrick and me to wear. It dawned on me an hour after ordering that they might not be here by the day of pictures. You'll know they didn't make it if Patrick is wearing a Haynes Electric shirt in the pictures.
The shoes...oh, the shoes...Anna is certain everyone needs new boots. Okay fine, sweetie, get a job. I just bought new little dress shoes for them, and they can wear those, right? It doesn't matter if half of us are wearing brown shoes and half are wearing black, right? Okay, great.
The accessories...the hat situation is taken care of. Only Anna can wear one, and I mean it. I am preparing myself to say, "Patrick, leave that grungy thing at home!" Hair barrettes...that's a probable no. I don't have time for that and I don't want to have to redo their hair a million times that day. They have those cute new styles to show off anyway!
The last thing I need to work on is losing 40lbs. before that day. Ugh. Actually that's more likely to happen than all of us getting out the door, dressed, styled, and SMILING.
It will all be worth it. It will all be worth it. It will all be worth it...