Tracey (of Sweetney) started a little project asking fellow bloggers to share a self-portrait. But not just any self-portrait. It has to be taken first thing in the morning, when you still have bed head, oily skin, and dry lips. This is a real self-portrait: no makeup, no fancy hairstyle, no camera tricks.
I’ve been hesitating on this for a week now. After all, motherhood has taken quite a toll on not only this body, but also this face. The eyes are now bloodshot from lack of sleep. The bags under my eyes have gone from sandwich size to trash bag size. Creases are now finding permanent homes: around my eyes from all of the laughing and smiling, and between my eyebrows from disapproving frowns and scowls.
But my fellow twitterers convinced me to just do it. After all, they’ve put their au natural selves on display already. (Of course, they’re all beautiful in the morning. Yes, I mean you. Don’t question me on this.)
So meet the real me (2 different perspectives), with a cold and too little sleep.
Want to join in? You can check out the details at Tracey’s post, and also add your picture to the Flickr group.
In other news, part 2 of the questions you asked will be up in a day or two. Promise! In the meantime, have you checked out Alltop.com yet? They have an awesome Mom blog section. It’s a preselected blogroll of some of the best mom blogs out there, in case you’re too busy to go searching them out on your own.