The Gallery #15: Motherhood

>> Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Week 15 of Tara's Gallery, and the theme is 'Motherhood'. I deliberated for a long time on which photograph to use here; should I go for gritty reality (breakfast dishes left unwashed on the table, rain-coats scattered over the hall floor, calpol stains on my best white skirt), sweet imagery (shoes lined up in order of size, a small hand placed trustingly in a larger, more calloused one), or should I just bite the bullet and use the photo that I first thought of?

Bearing in mind that this week's Gallery offers the chance to win prizes, I caved and went for the last one. You can even - gasp - sort of see my children's faces, probably not well enough to pcik them out in a line-up, but still, one step further than I've gone on-line before. However, since Photobox - who, by the way, are ideal for filling that present gap also known as 'what the hell can I give the grandmother who has everything, for Christmas?' (answer; a yearly photographic summary of her grandchildrens' highlights in a hardbacked printed photo album) - are awarding the winners printed copies of the winning pictures, I asked myself one thing.

Based on the very remote possibility that I might actually win, what would I prefer to have on the wall; a picture of dirty dishes, or a picture of me and the Boys on holiday a couple of years ago?

So here it is. My take on Motherhood - as it sometimes is.



























37 comments:

TheMadHouse 16 June 2010 at 08:01  

Look at that sea dn sky, you all look to be having a super fab time

Rachael (Tales from the Village) 16 June 2010 at 08:16  

Gorgeous. I need an infusion of sun and sea right now. Only another 47 sleeps to go!

planb 16 June 2010 at 08:28  

That is just gorgeous!!!

jfb57 16 June 2010 at 08:37  

Great choice! Good photo & such a great picture (if you see what I mean!)

Jenny paulin,  16 June 2010 at 08:47  

Wow that sea is to die for!! Lovely photo of you and your children on holiday really natural showing your motherhood.

miss leslieanne 16 June 2010 at 09:02  

Piiiiile uuuuup! :D
Love this - so much joy in one photo :)

Tara@Sticky Fingers 16 June 2010 at 09:32  

That is so gorgeous PM. That is just what motherhood is like in the movies and there is you showing it in real life.
Great choice my friend x

London City Mum 16 June 2010 at 09:46  

Oh I LOVE this photo PM! It is fabulous and captures your very essence.

Am also becoming a little bolder about posting photos on my own blog, although like you still 'protect' those nearest and dearest as much as possible.

Cannot wait to see you again at CM.

LCM x

Carly Yeganeh 16 June 2010 at 11:27  

I had the same thoughts :) I love the pic it is so fun and happy. And you have just made me realise I really really need a sun holiday!

Glummy Mummy 16 June 2010 at 11:28  

That is a beautiful picture, you all look so happy and pleased to be there. A perfect choice.

tiddlyompompom 16 June 2010 at 12:02  

that is a brilliant picture - so full of fun :)

RebaMc 16 June 2010 at 12:16  

Gorgeous pic... such a happy memory

Vicky 16 June 2010 at 13:02  

Such a joy filled photo!

Knackered Mother 16 June 2010 at 13:12  

A heavenly pic! What beautiful babies you've made x

nappy valley girl 16 June 2010 at 14:04  

Very sweet. And love the colour of that sea.

I'm very impressed you're keeping track of how many Galleries there have been.....

JulieB 16 June 2010 at 16:22  

The best thing about holiday snaps is that people just look so naturally relaxed and happy. Lovely pic.

Sandy Calico 16 June 2010 at 17:06  

What a fabulous photograph :-)

Becky 16 June 2010 at 17:54  

those are the best of times! lovely photo of you all together x

Nova 16 June 2010 at 18:07  

It's a lovely photo....:0)

Chelle 16 June 2010 at 18:18  

What a great photo, seeing those happy faces and the beautiful sea in the background put a smile on my face!

@jencull (jen) 16 June 2010 at 19:33  

Lol at dirty dishes being framed! Lovely photo, it would look great framed:)

Home Office Mum 16 June 2010 at 19:56  

Fantastic pic. Not trying too hard to be clever. Just honest and exactly what motherhood should be about (why else would we put up with calpol stains on our skirts?)

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst 16 June 2010 at 20:54  

What a truly Joyful photo this is!

Kerry 16 June 2010 at 21:52  

Wow what a picture beautiful. I was the same, didn't really want Baba on the blog but hey you could win!

Calif Lorna 17 June 2010 at 02:53  

What a wonderful photo - you all look so happy!

Smitten by Britain 17 June 2010 at 02:54  

Wow, where was that taken? You guys are beautiful, oh and the settings pretty good too.

sister3 17 June 2010 at 08:57  

well I agree ! You made the good choice here ! after all, you don't need your dirty discshes on a picture, you have it for real every day, and they don't even smile !

CherylT 17 June 2010 at 16:52  

Aw, such a cute picture. One you will always remember now that you have saved it for prosperity. Good for you guys!

Teacher McDaddy 17 June 2010 at 20:24  

What a wonderful photo. The joy in all your faces is infectious and I found myself beaming as well when I saw it. Great

Nota Bene 17 June 2010 at 22:45  

Love the happy smiles there...

vegemitevix 18 June 2010 at 12:23  

Great joyful photo. Can you take me with you next holiday, please Mum? x

Milla 18 June 2010 at 15:51  

oh! dear little fat chortly face! the boys aren't bad either, boom boom. But seriously, that baby is edible! lovely picture. Good choice

Paradise Lost In Translation 18 June 2010 at 17:07  

what can I say? Lovely pic! I wish I cd join in this blasted gallery thing more. I love it, but most of my photos are pre digital. & not abroad with us. They start at 2004 here.

rosiescribble 19 June 2010 at 08:48  

Absolutely gorgeous pic. You all look so happy!

Livi 20 June 2010 at 02:21  

That's great :) Such a fun picture!

Sian Mummy-Tips 20 June 2010 at 23:18  

Hi,
Sian - MummyTips / CyberMummy Here...... I've just posted with the info you need in order to get your pic printed for the real life CyberMummy Gallery exhibition courtesy of Photobox.
http://www.mummy-tips.com/2010/06/cybermummy-gallery-get-your-pics-in.html

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