I have issues. Lots. But today I only want to reveal one.
I have an incessant need to photograph people when they are sleeping.
I can’t help it. They are so vulnerable and available. I’m like Dexter…except less blood and more drool.
I believe this obsession always starts with the fact that newborns sleep so much. It’s the only time you can really photograph them. And I do. Oh do I.
Both of our boys like to sleep with us – Will more than Weston. And honestly, when they sleep in your bed, it’s hard not to snap a shot.
Will lately has been doing a lot of snoozing on the couch…taquitos not necessary.
And of course the car seat is a favorite. (in Daddy’s hat, or sunglasses, or while holding a photo of his cousin Clara)
This is his chair. I find him there probably once a week.
And I always find him in various positions in bed.
Weston is more of a one-position kinda guy and always prefers to sleep on his belly…with or without the paci.
But the lovies are almost a must in the sleep department for both boys…often times, multiple lovies for extra comfort. I will fully support this habit well into college…as long as the girls think it’s weird…I’m okay with that.
Weston does this thing called the neck snuggle…which of course, I LOVE and forbid him to do to anyone else.
And I love the fact that Weston will fall asleep pretty much anywhere if you do the cuddle right…(on the elliptical, on a lawn chair, at an outdoor concert!)
But my absolute favorite is capturing the little funny shots. These are the photos that I will probably treasure when I am old and gray and can barely hold my Metamucil. They are the ones that I will look back on while singing Remember When. These are my microscope slides (Dexter reference).
Will has fallen asleep in some of the weirdest places…planking inside the toy chest, inside the Lowe’s grocery cart and even crawled out of his crib to snooze on the floor…complete with hand-on-the-toy. just. in. case.
…digging for gold, while at the doctors office (he slept through the entire hour long appointment), and one time I found him under the bed (after a freak out that I thought he was taken!)
Weston can sleep at the beach..something Will never did, but Will has fallen asleep on a pillow on my lap under a blanket to the hair dryer…so we should call that a draw. One of the favorite things in my mommy book is that Weston sometimes does this thing that I labeled ‘cell phoning’…because apparently babies also dream of keeping in touch with the ladies.
And we all know that the absolute best shot is when you capture both kids sleeping at the same time…because that means you can finally watch The Bachelor in peace. This has happened maybe one time. ever.
This weird obsession with sleeping photography must be genetic…because no joke…just look what I found on my phone.
Will took this gem of a flattering photo. And yes, there is a lovie present.
So that’s my obsession…yes, I even have a folder on the computer called ‘sleeping photos’ so that I can keep them all together. Do you do this or am I the only one? Or maybe you have a different obsession? Or perhaps you are already asleep….because yeah…this might be the lamest obsession ever…