Our first night on vacation we walked onto the beach to watch the sunset and could hear some guy screaming at our kids. His family was trying to take a picture (in their matching white shirts and khaki shorts) and were annoyed our kids were in the background. Rob very quickly marched up and reminded him that they were set up right in front of an entrance to.a.public.beach. Anyhoo.....
As I was poring through my pictures to post on facebook - you know, the ones where I look thin, the kids have a nice smile, and we all look our best, I was reminded of this. A past post where I reminded myself that a picture, while certainly capturing a moment in time, rarely tells the whole story.
So, I thought I'd post the misfits. The pictures where the kids were annoyed. Where I look hideous. The awkward photos I probably should have deleted. Because, guess what - that's real life.
|bad attitude central|
|probably bossing Kate or Emma around|
|no clue what I'm thinking here|
|look at Josh and Jonas posing|
|then there's this winner|
|weird, just weird|
|I look horrendous here - the hair, the fake smile, everything. blech.|
|is Emma trying to get away from us?|
|I have had nightmares about this picture since I first saw it. yuck.|
So, there you have it. The beach photos that look more like real life than the carefully posed, matching all-smiles profile pics. Not pretty, is it?
We did manage to take some decent pictures. We have at least 120 sunset pictures (yawn), and about 57 of Josh doing a 360 on his skimboard. I'll spare you. I do promise, however, that I'll post some good pictures soon. It's kind of like when you want to "get the taste out of your mouth".