I just had someone make fun of the photo above on my blog. Let me share the story of why I use it…
Once upon a time, my sweet little girl, who has the prettiest smile I know, chipped and discolored her front tooth in a playground accident. She was 4 years old. On the day of our photo shoot for my book Lip Reader, the photographer captured several images of my daughter, one of which made it on the book cover. She wasn’t smiling in that one.
At the end of taking photos, she asked if she could wear some of her Mommy’s lipstick. When I let her put the lipstick all over her lips, she flashed her smile.
Even with her chipped and discolored baby teeth and lipstick smeared all over, I thought she looked beautiful. Two years later, those baby teeth were gone, and her permanent teeth appeared—white and straight.
As a mom, I honor my daughter’s decision to smile because it showed her courage and heart.
I think it’s sweet. 🙂 I don’t know why someone would make fun of a child’s smile to begin with.
Kelly – Thank you!
I totally agree with you Kelly.
There is always someone thats basty out there, and to be nasty regarding a childs photo, they are lowets of the lows as we say over here in the UK.
Just noticed my mis-types. I meant to say: There is always someone thats nasty out there, and to be nasty regarding a childs photo, they are lowest of the lows as we say over here in the UK.
Lol I just noticed my typos.. Autocorrect changed my name. It’s Kelcy. Not that it matters lol. 🙂
Liz – Thank you!
Love the smiles and the lipstick is icing on the cake!
Thank you, Patricia!
Hey Shanna, thanks for that explanation about that odd photo of your darling daughter. I’ve often wondered about that, and the cover of your book. Now I understand. She IS DARLING and so self-confident and fun. You are a good mom. It shows in your children. I’m so honored to be a small part of your life and to be able to call you my friend. LOVE AND HUGs… MamaSally
Thank you, Sally!
Do not let others poison you with their bitterness or their comments, Shanna! My stepson had a playground accident when he was 5-6- fell on his face,being tripped up by an ankle twirly skip thing. There’s a technical term for that contraption, but can’t remember what it’s called. His front teeth are still messed up from that incident…root canals, and crooked jagged teeth being filed down, etc. Looking at braces, I’m pretty sure.
Anyway, your whole family is adorable, including your daughter on that cover! So be it! Luvoo!
Thank you, Teresa!
This short brief blog would make an excellent scrapbooking page! Just love it.
Kim – That’s a great idea. Thanks!