Tuesday, April 20, 2010

perfection ...

My children reminded me about a valuable lesson yesterday. All I wanted was the perfect picture of them. But, perfection is not attained without hard work, dedication, flexibility and patience. This is true in every aspect of life. You have to work for what you want. You have to fight for your own little slice of perfection. And their stubbornness showed me that. Because ...

I tried to get them to look at me - FAIL

I tried to get them to not hurt each other - FAIL

I tried to get them all to smile - FAIL

I tried to get them all in the shot - FAIL

I tried to get them to all say "CHEESE" - FAIL
But, then I tried to let them be exactly who they are - PERFECTION

31 comments:

Jen said...

So sweet and soooo true... I love this!

Erica said...

adorable! and although I love seeing pictures of your little ladies, I am just wondering if your arms hurt too bad to type a longer post :) just kidding with you of course!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Yes! Sometimes you just gotta let it roll. Let the chips fall where they may.

misszippy said...

What a great set of pics! They are so cute. Thanks for the reminder.

momof3 said...

ah yes, having 3 kids in one photo looking at the same cameral without anyone crying is... a miracle. And it should thus be treated as such.

Anne said...

Perfect pic indeed! That is no easy task. Totally adorable :)

Michele said...

So adorable!

Alison B., "Runbuggy" said...

Perfection stinks! It can get the best of us. I love the pics and the curls!! Cute :)

Nicole Joy said...

Awww! Adorable pic & great lesson. :)

Carly said...

Too cute!

the dawn said...

Love the captions! Hilarious. And it does remind me how much I love digital cameras...remember when we had to wait until we developed them to see what we ended up with...oh how I love technology!

Kim said...

too cute!!

Monica said...

too cute!!!

Robyn said...

That is a picture you'll treasure forever!

Katye said...

hahaha well i think all those pictures are perfect in their own way but that last one is so sweet =)

Staci Dombroski said...

This post is priceless, I love it!!

Courtney said...

Awww adorable!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Oh, I have totally been there with the picture thing! Ha ha...I love the last pic..it is so precious! But, your point about perfection is right on!

Rene' said...

love your pics, we have 4 kids and trying to get a pic is crazy, you are right sometimes it is better to just let them be themselves:)

akjenniekt said...

That's so cute :)!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

Love it!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Your girls are so beautiful! The pictures are wonderful. Thanks for the virtual hugs. Seeing their little faces makes me smile.

Enjoy your day...can you move? ;-)

runningwithsass.com said...

love it! how sweet are they!

Emz said...

I'm really thinking this is one of the best post I have EVER read.

Judi said...

So cute!

jamie @ sweatyhugs said...

Love this!

Barefoot AngieB said...

What a fantastic post and oh so true!

ajh said...

You could make a greeting card or sell this somehow!

Hannah said...

Cuteness. Gotta love those three girls! Your pictures remind me sooooooo much of the 1 billion pictures I try to get of my three. Just for one "good" one. Love it!

Lisbet said...

omg - love the pics. they are so cute!

Sarah said...

Adorable, I love the photos!! :)