I noticed yesterday, while looking for photos of myself to put on Facebook, that, um, I'm not in a lot of photos. This is good (because I'm not the most photogenic person on the planet), but in the long run, this is bad. I call it 'taking after my mom'.
Cameras were a constant when I was growing up. An event, like washing the car, didn't go by without visual documentation. This is awesome for several reasons. I have a gajillion photos from my childhood and I have photos from everyday events, the real day-in-my-life-type events. But, looking back, my mom isn't in many of them - mostly because she was taking them.
Now that I'm a picture-taking freak, the same is true of my albums. We have hundreds of pictures of BB and Billy and Devo and our friends and family, but only a handful of me. I have to make it a point to hand the camera off (and wear make-up) more. This could be painful, but it's for the good of my offspring. (At least I hope that someday they'll want to know what I looked like when I was 32-years, 360-days-old.)