21 March 2008

I am a bad mother

Miss M. is in the office with me today, as her daycare is closed for Good Friday. She's running around in her ballerina suit (a pink leotard with an attached skirt) and some ballet slippers, watching movies and making a mess.

A little while ago, she asked if we could go visit the "sewing room". So we trundled off to visit the costume shop downstairs, where one of the drapers showed her Ariel's "sea bra" from the Broadway production of Little Mermaid and asked if she'd like to wear it. The way her face lit up was priceless. She got pinned into the sea bra and made a circumnavigation of the shop in it - all the stitchers and drapers were grinning from ear to ear.

And me, the bad mother? I didn't have a camera.

21 comments:

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh I know how you feel! I totally wish I had my camera around more...or well I should say I wish I would think of it more cause it is usually alwyas out just sitting there ;)

the mama bird diaries said...

I curse myself when I don't have a camera for those hilarious/amazing/incredible moments.

No worries... throw your camera in your purse and you'll have another moment to document shortly.

Or camera phone!

peppermint t said...

I always forget my camera. Always. Which is why every picture of my kids is taken in our yard.

alejna said...

I can think of worse transgressions.

But you do make me think I should carry the camera around with us more. Most of our photos are around home, too.

jen said...

i love bringing the little one to work, something so, i don't know...accomplished about it.

Aurelia said...

You are a good mother silly, you can always re-enact the scene, if only in her mind.

Eva said...

Consider it an investment in living in the moment, maybe?

Julia said...

What? you left the iphone in your office? Does that thing not come with an accio incantation built in?

kathy a. said...

oh, miss M and all her fans at your work must have been in heaven!

yes, a camera would have been excellent. but she and you have the cameras of your memories, after all. that is the real way we remember things.

susan said...

Bad (not!) mother, good blogger: you are blogging it! Next best thing to a picture.

I totally want to work where you work. We have no such interesting places in my building.

Mama Zen said...

I never have a camera, either!

painted maypole said...

... but i've got a great picture in my mind...

:)

Janet said...

I constantly forget my camera. They revoked my Proud Mother's license six months ago. ;)

niobe said...

I can imagine it, but a picture would have been nice too. Maybe next time...

CC said...

well, at least is was your daughter. In my home it would be my cross-dressing SON dancing around in that bra...

Kyddryn said...

Isn't it better to be living in, experiencing, the moment rather than distancing yourself from it with a camera? If photographs indicate mothering skills, I'd have failed long ago. I'd rather be a part of my son's life than his personal paparazzo, any day.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K
(Who has been reading you for a while but is only now delurking...sorry 'bout that)

thrice said...

Oh yes, I seem to NOT have my camera, more than I do have my camera. I need to change that.

Mad said...

That would've been priceless.

Don Mills Diva said...

Not a bad mother but maybe a bad blogger - I have to see pictures of moments that are that cute...

Queen Goob said...

It was the moment and the memory - those are more important than the missed photo op.

What a fun day for both of you!

Becky said...

I never have the camera when I need it.