I’ve had a few comments about my new profile picture over at Parenting.com. What?! I actually had a decent photo taken of myself to use as a bio picture when I write and attend conferences?! I’m no longer using the 2-year-old picture of myself makeup-free, crouched by the door at my in-laws’ house cropped close so you couldn’t see the kids snuggled up to me?!
My sister Becky is a photographer and she took me and the kids into the studio for an impromptu photo session while we were in Utah. We had a blast and came out with some great shots, although I sort of wish I’d thought to wash Magoo’s face and lose 30 lbs beforehand. I also wish Dan had been there. She’s a great photographer, eh? (Mouse over the photos for commentary.)
I DID get my hair cut and colored a few days before. I went in for highlights and had been so impressed with the hairdresser’s style that I told her to do whatever she wanted. She gave me bangs and made me blonde. It’s not something I would have ever been brave enough to ask for but I really love it. This is the first time since Junior High that I’ve had bangs I liked.
The truth is I look like her mom with a wig on her head. But it’s a good wig, a wig I enjoy wearing, a wig I probably can’t afford to upkeep for very long. It’s fun.
I was teaching my 9-year-olds at church today and they were sort of blown away by the transformation. One little girl kept repeating, “You look SO different.” Finally I told her, “Yeah, it’s different but we’ll get used to it.”
“No,” she said, “I will NEVER get used to it.”