These Moms Who Can't Find Themselves In Family Photos Are All Of Us

by Maria Guido
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Moms lament never being in family photos

I take all the photos of my family. There are tons of pictures of my kids, and pictures of my kids with their father. When we’re visiting family, my family takes a bunch of photos with them and the kids — and I’m not in any of them. I’m pretty sure if you looked through a family photo album, you would think my sister is actually the mother of my children, because she has more pictures with my kids than I do.

What the hell?

Moms, someone else needs to start holding the damn camera.

The moms from The Break Womb made another hilarious video this week, this time pointing out how ridiculous it is that moms are never in the picture.

Here are some pictures of that family reunion we had – so there’s my parents, my grandparents, my great aunt Rita, and then right there by my uncle Ted’s foot is half of my shadow.

Here’s one that I’m in! You can see my hair sort of blowing into the picture?

Here’s on of us at the beach. You can see my reflection in Tomothy’s sunglasses. Can you believe we got the whole family in there?

It’s funny, because it’s true.

We have to get in the picture, moms. How many of us have little to no photographic evidence that we even exist?

Here’s one where Valerie’s laughing at something I said, so my words are in this picture.

Allison Slater Tate touched on this topic a little more seriously a few years ago with her viral post, The Mom Stays In The Picture. Her words are perfection:

“I’m everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won’t be here — and I don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now — but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.”

YES. Let’s get in the picture, moms.

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