Wednesday, September 22, 2010

{stuck} in the middle

Last week Tate got his one year pictures taken by this awesome photographer.  (I can't wait to see how they turned out!!)

Then Friday was picture day at school for Adeline.

So Thursday night, when we were laying out Addie's picture clothes, Millie said in a quiet, sad little voice, "Mommy, when do I get to have my pictures taken?"

It nearly broke my heart.  You see, I always felt guilty making Millie a middle child.

Don't get me wrong - we wanted Tate very badly.  We always wanted to have three kids.  But I knew that by doing so, Millie would get stuck in the middle, and I just felt bad about that.

However, Chad was a middle child and he said it didn't really affect him.  So that did ease my guilt a little.  But Chad is also very easy going, so he handled that role really well.

But here we were, in one of these situations where being the middle child had caught up with her.  The baby was getting his necessary one-year pictures and the oldest was getting her first school pictures.  And since Millie just got her pictures taken in the spring, she wasn't really due for pictures again yet.

So Friday morning, we got Addie all dressed and ready for her pictures.  And then we got Millie all dressed up for her pictures (to be taken by mommy during Tate's morning nap, of course).

Totally unprofessional, but totally fun.

So, in the end, Millie did get her pictures taken after all.

And everyone was happy.


Jenn said...

As a middle child I have to give you kudos for doing this! Just this afternoon I squeezed up my middle child, in the middle of a bajillion things I needed to to, and watched a movie with her, lavishing kisses & "I love yous" on her, just because. I feel bad that I was never home with just her, like I was for 5 years of Hannah's life and like I have now with Noah while Emma's in preschool and when she goes to school full time. I guess it's just life and I survived. :)

H-Mama said...

Precious!! Candid shots are really the best anyway, right? They capture some of our favorite memories best. Tell her she is as pretty as a princess!

You did great, Mama! :)

Lenae said...

Non-professional or not, they are still darling! What a great way to remedy a sticky situation with your little one -- props! She is a doll.

Amy Kramer said...

You are such a good mommy! What a cute post- she is too adorable. Middle child or not, she's got her cuteness going for her for SURE!! :)

peter marie said...

That was so sweet of you!
She is so adorable. I love her little poses! :)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Awww...sweet Millie! What a good mommy you are!

julie said...

That was a great idea to do something special for your middle child. I was a middle child and I remember feeling left out so many times. But I survived and hey, it probably made me stronger!

Emily said...

You're such a good mom! And the snapshots you got are CUTE--

I'm so happy she got to have her picture taken, too!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Ah, can I borrow Millie sometime? She just oozes sweetness! I love it!
(Is she already claimed for an arranged marriage?) :)