If you’re a parent then you know how exhausting family pictures can be. From the moment you book them, you start planning the outfits, coordinating colors and stressing about if they will turn out good enough for a potential holiday card. This was my first year taking family pictures not as a “complete” family of 5. My ex and I split the family session and took pictures of each of us with the girl and the girls by themselves. It was a totally different vibe, but I am so glad we did it.
Per usual, it wasn’t the perfect photo shoot I had secretly imagined in my head. It was far from it. What you see above is a beautiful picture of my amazing daughters, but what you don’t see is a 4 year old who earlier that day developed a terrible bladder infection and had to be run from the woods to a public park restroom every 15 minutes. What you don’t see is a 10 year old who lost her molar and got blood everywhere as we were walking out the door. What you don’t see is a 8 year old who decided to grab my mascara and put on eye makeup right before we walked out the door. I had planned to take my girls out to a nice dinner after pictures since we were all dressed up, but of course that did not happen. Instead, I had to drive my 4 year old to the emergency walk in clinic at the hospital at 8:00 pm. After diagnosing her bladder infection, the hospital was unable to call in a prescription for her medicine, so it resulted in me driving aimlessly throughout the north side of Indy searching for a 24 hour pharmacy that would fill prescriptions. Meanwhile, she was crying to go to the bathroom every few minutes. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is for sure accurate. Within a few minutes of a group text to my “Girl Squad,” I had two moms calling pharmacies for me to figure out where we could go. I had another Mom run pull-ups outside her house so I could swing by and pick some up for the night. It’s so hard for me to ask for help, but throughout the divorce, I have realized how important it is to take people up on their offers for help. It’s OK to not be a Super Mom.
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