As I scrolled through my newsfeed last night and this morning, I smiled as I saw all the princesses, monsters, and adorable family-themed costumes. And I felt a twinge of guilt.
I wish I had posted pictures so people could see that the Meng's had a great Halloween too! (And so I could enjoy the "so cute!" comments and "likes" for my adorable boys).
The things is, I couldn't post pictures because...I didn't take any. I know, #momfail.
The thing is, my camera had dead batteries
And I forgot to charge the batteries
and my phone takes crappy pictures
And...[insert excuse here]
That twinge of guilt led to so many mental excuses for why I didn't fulfill my "mom duty" and record Micah and Benji's 7 year old and Silas 2 year old Halloween.
But...even though I had a #momfail, we had a GREAT NIGHT!
My best friend, Candace, came in from DC just to go trick-or-treating with the boys. What a surprise! We were able to continue our tradition of taking the boys together around our neighborhood.
|The boys' birthday in early October They've enjoyed playing in the costumes for the last month.|
Silas, however, in typical two year old fashion, refused to wear the costume he was so excited about weeks ago.
|Last night: "BAWWWW! I hate this! Take it off! Take it off." So...I did.|
I could have filled a whole blog post or facebook album full of pictures. But the batteries were dead.
I couldn't take pictures and post them to facebook, something I love to do.
But I realized, it was okay. We still had a great night. We made memories, despite the lack of pictures.
I realized that taking pictures doesn't validate an experience or make it more special. It was special because it happened, not because I took pictures or posted to social-media.
It was special because we enjoyed each others' company. In Micah's words, "Mom, that was the best night ever!"
|No pics last night but these were the smiles they had on their faces.|
is enough to make it special.