*** just changed their profile pic on Facebook2:09 PM
Remember last year's Dove compaign with that really, realllllllly long commercial where the camera follows all these little girls around who pull out all their good tricks just to be captured by the camera? And then they go to grown women of all ages who slam the door, cover their face, scream no and run away...in essence they don't want the camera to capture anything.
That is me.
And weirdly enough that ad still haunts me because I get the point. Why should we be ashamed of ourselves and hide from the camera? More importantly why and when did we start becoming like that?
I think about it. And I'm pretty sure for me it was after my second one was born. Of course I have some pictures of me since then, but not many.
And my profile pic on facebook is of my baby. Geez, it's two years old already! But every time I even try to take a selfy I cringe at the results. The iphone seriously hates me.
I was sent a copy of a group picture today and I didn't even want to open the email. I didn't want to see it. Even while taking the picture I felt so uncomfortable I would have rather high tailed it out of there than smile for the camera. What is wrong with me? Get it together, Kat!
The picture isn't even that bad. Even if I do have bread in the back of my mouth that thankfully you can't see. And yet I wasn't going to open the email....
I wonder if I start taking as any selfies as all of the teenagers out there if I would eventually find my comfort again in the front of the camera? Is it the click that magically sends out camera confidence? This is a theory worth looking into, I think.