Friday, May 9, 2014

Pre-Mother's Day Selfies

Mother's Day comes every Saturday for me.  Unless she has something else planned or on the rare occasion that I have something else planned, I spend Saturday afternoons with my mother.  She doesn't drive so I take her on errands -- to the grocery store, to the drug store, or she'll request that I pick up things from my end of town to bring her.

Last Saturday, I asked her to take a selfie with me.  (She had taken her first selfie with my niece during sunrise service on Easter Sunday this year and I was a little bit jealous).   So after she modeled what she was going to wear to church for me, we sat on her sofa and took our first selfie together.

Before I took the first photo, she commanded, "Don't get too close!" (with the camera, she meant)
"You're not all the way in the picture,"  she said.
"Mama, yes I am.  What you see on the screen is how the picture will look."
"Oh, well can you move it back a little farther?" she asked.
"Mama, my arm can only extend so far."
Finally complying, she said, "Oh, okay."  

I took several pictures.  After viewing them, she had me delete more than half  I ended up keeping two, which are essentially the same pose. 

I emailed the pictures to my brother, who said in his best intentionally incorrect grammar:  "You 'is' her."  Translation:  You look like Mama.

He went on and on about our similarities.  This inspired me to find two identical dolls with complexions similar to ours and hair similar to mine.  I planned to use one of the "church hats" I purchased recently on the doll that would represent my mother.  So her doll stand-in's hair would not matter since it would be covered.

Initially I was going to use two Barbie Basics but that would have required deboxing them and restyling Mini-me's hair. 

The facial features of these two Barbie Basics dolls closely matches mine and my mother's, but I opted to use two other dolls to capture us in playscale form.

Two Janay dolls were used.  Their selfie is shown below followed by the selfie I took of the people who inspired the Janay selfie.

Janay and Janay take a selfie similar to the one I took with my mother as seen below.
 
My mother's first selfie with me, 05/03/14 -- she's dressed to impress and I am dressed for comfort.  We are so much alike yet so very different. 

Next, I asked her to allow me take a photo of her alone.  Since I didn't have to take a close-up shot, she readily complied.


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To all the mother's reading this:  Happy Mother's Day!  Enjoy your "selfies."



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12 comments:

  1. WOW! That is a great suit she has on! You both look alike! You look good together. Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. Me encantan sus fotos, se ven muy guapas.

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  3. Your mama is a SMART dresser! And you two look totally cute together!

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    1. Hi Erin,

      I have always admired her fashion sense. I have never been able to mimic it, but admire it still.

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  4. Very nice pictures Debbie. Your Mom is gorgeous and so are you! She is rocking that suit and hat! Lol! I agree with your brother, you is her. Lol!

    Happy Mother's Day!,

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    1. Thanks GG! It's understandable that every time I look in the mirror, I see her.

      Thank you for the Happy Mother's Day wish!

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  5. This is such a sweet, touching post. Your mother is killing it in that outfit! Go Momma. Happy Mother's Day to you both.

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    1. Thank you for the Happy Mother's Day wish, Vanessa. She asked about you today.

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  6. Your mom looks gorgeous in that outfit! You do look so much like her. Happy Mother's Day!

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