First of all, I want to again thank Becky Healy for dropping everything on a dime to take some photographs of the family this weekend. I needed to turn something over to Chicago Parent Magazine and I was close to panicking. It is such an honor to live in a neighborhood with so much talent, genuine kindness, and real generosity of spirit.
The photo shoot was pretty painless. There was that one awkward moment when Becky asked that I brush away some stray hairs from my face.
My hair is baby fine. There is no brushing away anything. In order to sustain any type of style in the great outdoors, I have to refrain from washing my hair days in advance and then completely shellac every last strand. Total and complete helmet head.
I was basically a walking carcinogen from the neck up.
Of course Becky has the cutest mop of natural blond curls in the world. It just makes all of us stick-straight rejects want to drown ourselves in our hairspray. Not that I'm bitter or anything.
Anyway, here are a few examples of the great talent that is Becky. The boys detest having their pictures taken with a passion. Yet they all reluctantly went along with the program after Shamrock Shakes were promised to any cooperative boy.
Thank you, Golden Arches!
I had to laugh at my husband's cousin Mary Jo. She commented that nowhere in the history of their entire family has any male member been known to wear a sweater vest.
Just mixing things up, I suppose.
Be sure to check out next month's Chicago Parent Magazine. I will be the one bearing a striking resemblance to Tammy Faye Baker.