Here’s my terrible secret. There were no pictures in our house of my second child, N, until her first birthday. The week before, I order photos, filled the “First Year” photo frame and put it on the table by the food so guests would realized how adorable she has alway been and how much we clearly love her.
Now she didn’t notice that first year, and I’m used to feeling guilty so it seemed like a small and honest mistake. Until two months ago. She started looking for pictures of herself. I happily pointed out the baby pictures we had! From last year!
Where me, mama? That’s a baby.
I finally pulled up my computer and set up an N slideshow. And I ran out the next day to frame the picture of her on her first day of preschool.
And she carries the framed picture around with her like a knife in my heart.
So when Shutterfly and Clever Girls contacted me about their Spring Celebration series, which included a free photo books or announcements for me, I immediately thought of my spring baby. And the terrible plight of being child number two.
I went with a photo book for N to be able to carry around as proof that we love her. And we love free stuff. I did consider rewriting Shutterfly’s birth announcements as “guilt announcements,” but why bother when I can announce my guilt right here.
Guess what? You can have one, too! Not a photo book of N, but you’re welcomed to make a photo book of your own guilt!
Win a Shutterfly photo book! The coupon code is good through August 1st, 2011.
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Offer ends April 21, 2011, 11:59 p.m. EST.
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This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.
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