Finally on set with my son
Having a mom who is a blogger means appearing in photos at one time or another lol. I love shooting with my kids. If it was up to me I would do it in all shoots. Not only because I think they are pretty little models, but mainly because we have so much fun throughout the whole process and I learn a lot from them. But they really don’t care much about this world and so I always leave the final decision to them. Most of the time I get a no for an answer, but sometimes a yes. And this time who accepted it was Kianvu (yes).
I was super excited but also a little worried. Usually when I shoot with Kianvu, we do it close to home and it’s a quick and fun process. This time the shoot was planned a little further away and would take a little longer. But to my surprise he loved and collaborated better than ever. We had a lot of fun, on the way there we played cards, talked and played. As we played the cards I quietly tried to lose on purpose so that he could win. He looked at me, dropped his cards and said, “mama let’s play again and this time play for real and I’ll win you.” Amazed I said, “ok”. I gave it my best but as a non-stutterer, he won 5: 3. After that I wondered: as a mother I wanted to make life easier for him, I wanted to give him the pleasure of winning, but although I wanted to do it for love, I forgot that it was weakening him as a human being. Today it is me he is playing with but tomorrow it will be with a stranger or a friend who will not purposely lose to make him win. Like each of us, my son has his own ambitions, wants and challenges. And he has to learn in the process of realizing them that sometimes he will win and other times he will lose. But losing is probably the most important part of the process. By loosing he will become stronger, smarter, and better.
Two hours later we reached the destination and still with the enthusiasm of having won the match we went “on set”. Obviously the whole show today was around Kianvu. His look has everything to do with him, the kianvu in terms of fashion loves comfortable shorts and shoes. A t-shit would be his preference but because the shirt is blue (he loves blue) and without collar he was okay with it.
My look is totally based on my mood today, super cheerful and fun. I combined the pleated skirt with this wonderful t-shirt (I love off-the-shoulder hanging neck t-shirt) and finished up with this high heels shoes. And of course the look wouldn’t be totally fun if I did not add this sheer silk scarf, which is actually a kimone belt, as an accessory.
And so what was set to be just a photo-shoot session day, has become a quality time between me and my son.
I hope you enjoyed the post and do not forget to dream and always fight for the realization of your dreams.