I take a lot of photos. Easily a thousand a week. I post a handful to my blog and use quite a few for articles here on Babble and upload hundreds to my Flickr page. The rest of the photos, 99% of the photos, languish on my computer or on several external hard drives. Isn’t that stupid? It really bothers me.
When I was growing up we had at least a dozen photo albums laying around the house. So did most of my friends. Granted, they weren’t anything fancy, just a bunch of photos jammed behind clear adhesive paper. But still! It’s fun to page through someone’s photo album while you’re hanging out at their house. Photo albums make excellent coffee table books. And yet I don’t have a single photo album to my name even though I have snapped thousands of awesome photos of my family.
That’s why I was so excited to hear that Canon wants to send me a printer. Seriously! They do! They want to show me how cool their printer is and then I can tell you how cool it is. I am so stoked! The timing was unbelievable, to say the least. See, not only have I been lamenting the fact that I don’t have a single photo album in my home and how that makes me a failure as a mother, but we just renovated our master bedroom and I want to do a collage of framed photos on one wall, like so. But I’ve been slacking because that involves going to Walmart and standing at their printing machine jamming buttons that don’t work while my gray hairs multiply, wrinkles fold my skin and I end up screaming on the inside because some woman in front of me decided to print out 54 8X10 glossy photos for a church project.
So I’ve got three projects lined up.
1. Photo album for my coffee table.
2. Framed photo collage on my bedroom wall.
3. The third project? This is going to be all about you and your child.
Leave a comment (with your email so I can notify you if you win) telling me the funniest or most bizarre thing your kid has ever said and I’ll randomly select a number. That commenter just needs to email me the photo of their kid (kids) they want framed. I’m going to print it up on my exciting new printer, frame it in whatever size frame requested (up to 8X10) and mail it right to your house at no cost to you!
So get commenting! What’s the funniest/most bizarre thing your kid has ever said?
Many thanks to Canon for sponsoring this post and for providing me (soon!) with a brand new shiny PIXMA printer to play with.