WHAT IS THE “BEHIND THE SCENES” LINK UP?
Social media and online relationships can make us feel like everyone else has it all together. We’re edited, proof-read, Pinterest-perfect versions of ourselves (or so some might think!) when – in reality? There is an unfinished pile of laundry around the corner. That cute toddler smiling for the camera just had a massive meltdown seconds ago. That yummy breakfast-for-dinner you just showed us on Instagram? It’s because the cat licked the chicken that was supposed to be for dinner.
“Behind the Scenes” is a fun link up where we show those photos – but tell the real story behind them. The sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the real life behind it. Read more here!
She snuggled up to her daddy’s neck with a shy smile when she first saw it. Her own little red car. Or, as all cars are “trucks” right now, her own red truck. Just her size. I’d put the finishing touches on it just moments before they arrived home from daycare. Scrambling to find missing pieces, arms and legs contorted around plastic pieces that really – let’s be honest – should not actually have required any assembly.
“Do you like it?”
She stands with one hand touching the car, which has now already been introduced to baby dolls, blankies, an assortment of snacks, juice, and grass for the “grass tank.”
We record a video to thank Grammy, a whispered “thank you” and a bright smile. Hours are logged on the little wheels, pushed up and down the driveway, tipped over a few times during a crazy turn or arms reaching too far out to pick up toys. She wanders through the garage, pointing first at “mommy truck,” then “daddy truck,” and then proudly “madi truck.” We are now the owners of a three “truck” garage.
“Bye bye mommy!”
She sits in her car, sunglasses askew on her face and goldfish in her hand.
“Where are you going?”
“Melanie’s”….and she points down the road. In the correct direction of her school.
“Okay honey, have fun! Come home soon”
And she honks the horn, steers furiously – while never moving from her safe place beside mommy in the driveway.