Let’s be honest. My blog is littered with pictures of my children. For the past four years, my offspring have been my usual test subject when I try new cloth diapers, figure out what works for us, read stories, or do anything child oriented. I embrace the title of “mommy blogger.” I’m a mommy. I’m a blogger.
Some bloggers have kids that are camera shy, and it makes doing reviews a little more difficult… particularly if that review is for a diaper and said child needs to be present for photos to demonstrate fit. My kids, however, are not camera shy in the least. Eudora will prance around when I get the camera out if she’s in the right mood. Norton is always in the mood.
Since we’ve gotten Norton housebroken, he hasn’t been the subject of any diaper pics. (Really, it’s hard to take diaper pictures when I don’t want him in diapers for any other reason than overnights.) Still, though, Norton wants to be the subject of pictures every bit as often as his sister. Maybe more. Whenever I take pictures of Eudora for blog pics, he rushes in to get his picture, too.
I will frequently have Norton run into Eudora’s room when he hears the camera click. He almost always assumes that pose and says, “Mommy, take a picture of da bum?”
Norton is also a streaker. I’ve never had a kid so difficult to keep clothes on. This has caused some embarrassment, like when he stands in the big picture window in the living room and waves at neighbors. With not a stitch on. While it’s almost endearing that he’s so very uninhibited, I’m just not up for taking pictures of naked boy butt.
So that means that on those occasions when he does get clothes on (since sometimes telling him that we don’t take naked pics and he needs to put some clothes on is effective), I’ll happily take pictures of his tush.
Is your child in love with the camera?