Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Money Shot

Last Week, I thought it might be fun to dig out my old dance costumes from when I was a little girl and let Ashley try them on.

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Once Owen saw all the attention Ashley was getting, he wanted to wear the ballerina costume too.  And since I am a non-gender-role espousing mother, I put it on him.

He danced up and down the hallway, gay as a little lark.  And by gay, I mean happy.  Really, I do.

Then he saw my hand reaching for the camera.  And as happy as he'd been a moment before, he was now equally incensed.  "OFF, Mama!  OFF!" he shouted as he ran towards me, already trying to wiggle out of his sequined constraint.

I tried to convince him to keep it on a little longer, but he wasn't having any of it.  Apparently he realized that the picture I was about to take would haunt him for years to come.  Oh, how I could have embarrassed him!  Just think of the lost opportunities...bringing out the photo album the first time his girlfriend came over, sending it in for the baby picture section of his high school yearbook, slipping it in to the slide show at his wedding reception...  All gone in an instant.

Oh well.  I'm sure someday I'll take a picture of him that has equal embarrassment potential. 

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If I can ever get him to look at the camera again. 

40 comments:

Aging Mommy said...

Wow - he is one smart little boy figuring out that allowing you to take that photo could not possibly be good news. Lovely post and photos as always - your daughter looks adorable in her costume.

Regina said...

Wow! Your little man has mastered an art of forward thinking that many adults can't even handle (just look at some of the facebook photos available if you need proof)! Such a good thinker!

Juliana said...

Megan, they are soooo cute! Love these pictures.


I am now following you from MBC/FFF. Come on by and follow back if you would like!

The Lane Family said...

That is a smart little boy. Aidan would have just smiled and let me take a picture and then my husband would have wanted to erase it ASAP!!!

VKT said...

The picture of your little girl is priceless. She is precious. As for your son, he is a smart little guy!

Jen said...

Do you want to burrow a picture of Hayden and then just photo shop your son's face on it. I have a TON a pictures of Hayden in princess dresses. ;)

Sarah said...

Nice post! Following you from Friday Follow! Have a great weekend!

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Help! Mama Remote... said...

I should be sleep too.lol Nice to meet you and your blog. from Friday Follow.

Katie said...

I should be sleeping too!! :)

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Krissy @ ArtsyMom said...

My daughter just LOVES to wear my old dance costumes. She has them all in her dress up chest. :)

Savvy Coupon Mommy said...

Happy Friday!:-)
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Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

awwww nice read! Happy Friday Follow! Enjoy your weekend!

Amy said...

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~J said...

Your kids are precious! I know what you mean about not discriminating...when my daughter and I do our nails, we have to paint my 3 year olds big toe..lol.

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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

Oh that is great! To bad you couldn't snap a picture. I have a great picture of my Little Bit in a pink bumbo chair that my Mom swears will ruin his social life when he gets older. I cant wait for the day! Ah the joys of Motherhood. Happy Friday follow!

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Aubrie Knight said...

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Debbie said...

That photo of your little guy is great! Love the blog...

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Happy Friday Follow.Love your blog!

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Joaness said...

LOL. Smart guy there. I bet that was a cute belly laughing moment that you will never forget!
My kids are grown and I miss those moments. Oh well hopefully grandchildren someday!
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Kel said...

Great Pictures! I just stopped by to wish a happy weekend!

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MamaOtwins+1 said...

He may have had camera scarring for life!

Tabatha said...

hi... found you through friday followers.. and let me just say LOVE it.. i am also a mother of twins... and plus one.. and then plus two more.. and my son loves to play dressup with his twin sisters.. so i am now a follower and can't wait to keep up.. hugs ur way happy weekend!!!

CK said...

GORGEOUS family and blog. Following from Friday Follow. Hope you'll follow back!

Blessings!

Val said...

Stopping by for Follow Friday.

Love the ballerina costume lol.

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The Royal Family said...

found you from FF
cute pics!!!

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Shannon said...

So funny love the picture! Following you now. Found you through Friday Follow..have a great weekend and by the way..love your blog!

Amber said...

That's super cute :) I'm amazed you still had your dance costumes from when you were younger! Try has hard as I might I can never seem to hold on to anything I plan to through the years. Things just have a way of disappearing.

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Hope you have a great weekend :)

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Alicia said...

Following from Friday Follow! Your daughter looks adorable, if I ever have a girl I will have to dig out my old costumes!

Xmas Dolly said...

Happy Friday Follow & I'm now following you. Nice to meet you. First of all I've never seen so much cuteness all in one picture. She is adorable. Second of all, Mommy you are so bad! Wanting to get your little man in a compromising situation! Shame on you! Just let me know when you do it, so I can come back... hehehe! I did that to my son once & talked him into dressing up as a girl for Halloween. He was gorgeous with the makeup & wig, dress etc. & yes it was shown at his wedding LOL

kellemel said...

Oh, I would have loved to see that picture of Owen. Great picture of Ashley, though! Next will be her trying on your wedding dress....

mrs. b. said...

HAHA, what a smart kid! but man, that would have been an awesome picture. you'll get 'em someday, mama! ;)

Cakeblast said...

lol - gotta work on your camera quick-draw. I am a new follower from Friday Follow! Hope to see you at my blog soon. I have 3 giveaways ending on March 28!

hypermom said...

Mwahahahaha just missed a golden opportunity! I once took a shot of my son wearing a bead necklace with no shirt on, and he just cringes every time he sees it (it's in a photo album somewhere hehe)

This Little Family said...

Cute! I'm a late FF! Loving your blog!

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Susan said...

How cute and I remember one of my boys being shy after an almost perfect picture for later in life. I am a late FF and I have added myself to your google follow! Please come by and add yourself to mine!
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Lisa said...

haha! you have a SMART son!
I have so many old dance costumes back at my parents house. Maybe some day I'll have a daughter to dance around in them!