Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sincerely 'Fro Me To You - The Mommy and Me Portraits Disaster



Kristen @ We Are THAT Family hosts this Blog Carnival posted every Thursday.
To read all of my Sincerely 'Fro posts, click here.
I started running low on Sincerely 'Fro pictures so I raided my mother's photo albums and I'm a little bit sorry I did. There are copious amounts of awfully bad and embarrassing photos - enough to last a Sincerely 'Fro lifetime. For this week's entry, though, I've decided to do it up right with Mommy and Me photos.
Here are the runner ups for Best of Worst Mommy and Me Photo:

This was my mom and me in 1982. I don't know how long my mother saved every bit of money available in order to afford this picture but I'm fairly sure it took my whole life of 6 months. It gets last place in the Best of Worst because I really do adore this picture. In fact, to this day, it hangs in it's original frame in my home.

Aside from the obvious hair issues I'm having here, I chose this as #3 because of the story behind the photo. My mother tells me she will never forgive me for ruining this picture. I don't remember any of this but her version is that immediately before this photo was taken, I was in impossible mode (ahem - again) and tortured my poor mother to tears. I'm pretty sure I wasn't completely at fault - being 9 years old and all - but she's never let me live it down. Let it go, Mom. Let it go.

I think I was around 13 when this picture was taken and I know that I'm wearing my mom's dress. By the look on my mom's face, I probably ruined this photo shoot, too. By this time, my mom was slightly (and I mean slightly) better off financially and so we classed it up and had these taken at Olan Mills (before they were in Kmarts). You may be wondering why this photo only placed 2nd and how is it possible that I had worse hair than the botched bangs (which I did myself) but continue reading...

Not only did we wear matching dresses and you can see the baby powder on her chest (she still does that) but the hair. Oh - the hair. This photo is in the true spirit of Sincerely 'Fro. When I pulled this picture out, my mom told me another story. She said that I begged to have this hair because it matched hers. Well, Mom is getting a little older these days and my memory seems to be a little sharper than hers and let me tell you - I did NOT beg to have this hair. I did not take myself the beauty salon at 8 years old and pay for a perm (a perm!). I also did not sit on the toilet seat of our bathroom and blow dry and curl and use 3 bottles of hairspray for the bangs. No, Mother, I did not. Besides, the proof is in the dress - she bought the matching dresses so it's evident that she was behind the very, very bad matching hair.

13 comments:

We are THAT Family said...

W.O.W. Twin 'fros. Amazing and scary and just perfect!

Tammy said...

I was loving this post until I got to the baby powder on the chest...
I almost had ice cream coming out of my nose. That is unbelievably funny.!

D... said...

LOL! You did save the best for last. This is a classic 'Fro Me to You post. I giggled out loud from the baby power on the chest to the 3 bottles of hairspray for the bangs. Love it!

I played too.

Muthering Heights said...

Oh my...that last one takes the cake!

Cheri-Beri said...

Oh. My. Gravy. That last picture is a classic 80's shot if ever there was one. All I can hear is the deafening scream of "mall bangs!!!"

Jennifer said...

What great photos! It is pretty special that y'all took pictures together over the years. I need to start doing this with my daughter. Right now I avoid the camera!

The Source said...

Oh...the hair! Yikes! That's some serious hair going on in the last one! Thank you for sharing! I don't think I have one single mother-daughter photo with my mom.

Amy said...

Oh, I think they are cute. The last one is the winner though. Just had mommy and me pics with my girl...my profile pic to the right here.

jennifer said...

Yeah. That last one is #1. Big foam finger number one!

You and that hair, I... wow.


Love you for your boldness in sharing. Can't wait to see what happens next.

So. Are your walls eggplant yet? I will take a scroll stroll through your blog and see if you succeeded in your campaign for paint.

Take Care

Jen

HDMac said...

HAHA! Loving it!!!! And you are not becoming your mom now with your kids, right???? :)

Ramblings of Kimberly said...

Ok now that I have picked myself up off the floor! What was your mother thinking with that hair. Oh wait...that was the "in" hair. Why oh why did they torture us??

*rings hands*

Now we can do it to our children!!!!...muahahhahahha

proudgrits11 said...

Those are hil-AR-ious!! Oh, my goodness. I wore my mom's clothes...until I outgrew her by five inches!!
I need to scrounge up some of those pics. May I borrow your theme??? :)
-Tab

proudgrits11 said...

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