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01-12-2009, 05:28 PM
Do you think it is appropriate to scrap a sad children's pic? I feel like a bad mom for liking this picture, but I do...
(I also have the uncropped, color version.)
Here's the journaling I had in mind (hoping it redeems the fact that I kept the pic!):
"This is the saddest picture I have ever taken. It was naptime, and you were exhausted, Meghan. You had been having fun playing with my hat. But by the time I got my camera out, it was too late to catch the "fun" part. I snapped the picture (because you looked beautiful even with tears dripping down your chin) and then sent you off to bed with lots of cuddles!"
Ideas for using this picture? Or is it too sad for a family photo album?
I'm new to digital scrapbooking, so I'd love feedback - and kit suggestions, if you think it's usable.
01-12-2009, 05:36 PM
Personally I think any child's album should show all facets of family life-
being upset as a kid is part of growing up-
my daughter is 19 now and doesn't get upset seeing those kinds of pictures-
she just says "geez mom, how about a hug instead of a photo op?" it's all in fun-
and for me, going through those pictures reminds me of little "things or habits" I may have forgotten about her when she was little- you know- those things you swear you'll never forget....so a visual reminder is always nice to have...
Use the picture! I think the black and white sets the mood nicely...
if you still feel bad about using it- follow it up with a happy page about how quickly moods change- with a bunch of pictures of her smiling and laughing.
01-12-2009, 05:45 PM
One of my favorite scrap layouts is of my little girl right after a tantrum. She laughs at it now (just a couple of years later).
Here it is:
Nana - tantrum (http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=149121&cat=500&ppuser=20407)
Forgive the typos they have been corrected... She loves to ask why she was crying and how we fixed it. She looks so cute... I say go for it... no guilt!
I think we should all scrap the good with the bad - within reason, of course :)! As long as the happy photos outnumber the sad ones, it's all good!
01-12-2009, 05:51 PM
I would scrap it! I don't think there's anything wrong with chronicling the tough times as well as the sunshiney days... here's one I did of my girl in the midst of a tantrum...
As I said in another thread, this is one of my favorite pages. Now having said all that... if my daughter was ever in a bad mood and asked me not to take her picture -- I would respect that. But since I had already taken this one, I felt OK about scrapping it.
Good luck with your page!
01-12-2009, 06:17 PM
I love it, I've thrown in sad ones over the years, let me go look through my gallery and see if I can find one!
Sorry, I know exactly what I'm looking for, but it was never uploaded here, but I say go ahead and scrap it!!
01-12-2009, 08:43 PM
Use it, we can't pretend sad times never happen. Scrap them, talk about them. If you've got a photo of one that's a bonus really.
01-13-2009, 12:51 AM
I agree, I have a baby photo of each when they were screaming and a got a nice 2 year old tantrum photo of my girl. We do scrapping to make a "journal" of our lifes, no-ones life is just fun and laughter. Go for it it is a great photo.
01-13-2009, 01:03 AM
Oh absolutely it is ok to scrap it. I have a few tantrum and sad photos I have been meaning to scrap for ages but have not gotten there yet, but I intend to at some stage!! ;-)
01-13-2009, 10:24 AM
Thanks for the feedback & examples! I'll go ahead & do the LO later this week. I'll post it if I end up liking it! I'm still learning & not always satisfied with the results yet. I like the idea of using the pic as a way to talk about things, and I may change my journaling a bit. Thanks!
02-09-2009, 06:52 AM
I had taken some pictures of my then-toddler son eating a meal. Then for some reason he got mad and had a tantrum so I snapped pictures of him screaming and crying. I mainly did that to show that he wasn't always that happy boy you'd think he was if you only saw the good pictures.
02-09-2009, 10:02 AM
once in a whining-about-my-kids moment, i had someone tell me i was crazy because my kids always look happy in the pics on our blog! i said well duh, i don't post all the other pictures! i do in my sb though, and now i might need to on my blog! :D
I would definitely scrap it. The journaling shows your love and these are the kinds of pics my adult children enjoy the most.
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