Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mom of 4 = Dependability

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I did something recently that a day later made me question my sanity.

I answered an ad on Craigs*list.

Someone was asking for a ‘photographer’ at a birthday party and since I enjoy taking pictures and am in need of a new camera because of Son #1, any extra cash will help with that purchase.

After emailing and saying I was interested in helping out I started questioning how wise of a decision that was. At that point I didn’t know...

a) where the party was, or

b) anyone that was attending, or

c) if there was a mass-murderer involved.

You know, the little details...

I started a string of emails back and forth with the lady who had posted the ad and ended up calling her to talk ‘in person’. She was a little wary of the whole Craigs*list too, but rather relieved after getting my emails and some links to pictures I’d taken on my blog. She had several other emails from some local college kids, but decided to ask me instead.

Why? Because I was a mom with four kids {and apparently there is a level of sanity in that}.

The humorous part? She was worried that one of the college kids might get a better offer on a Saturday night…but knew that I, as a mom of 4, would most likely be ready to escape help out. I got ‘hired’ because I’m a mom.

All I have to say is ~ I’ll be there. And depending on my day, I might even be early!


  1. That is so true. I like what Suzannah said "Mom discrimination". Awesome!!

  2. I hope it works out for you. I can understand the hesitation...and funny how the mom card means we are sane, dependable and normal! Gotta like that.

  3. i know the feelings with craigs too...i answered an ad that was looking for something that i had been wanting to get rid of. and it gets a bit disarming when you realize you will have to actually meet these people! :0)

    i'm sure it will be great and what a be the reliable, boring mom of four!

  4. Sweet! I'm glad it worked out for the both of you. I can see why you would be hesitant at first.

  5. That is so awesome! Mom's rock. Especially mom's of 4. :)

    And how great to pull in some extra cash AND get some time away at the same time!

  6. How are you going to take pics without a working camera?!

  7. So, if a Mom of 4 = Dependability, what does a Mom of 3 = ?
    Last spring I used CraigsList to sell a few items, and all went well, but there was the wondering of where to meet these people, have them come to your house and see where you live?????? On the flip side, a friend loves Craigslist and has found some awesome furniture, outfitted her kitchen.

  8. hehe love that! Sounds like a fun little job :-)!

  9. i'm wary of craigslist too. anything i've listed on there has always gotten at least one fishy response.

  10. That is too funny! Good luck with the party!

  11. Good Luck! Do you have a gray card? In a setting like that you should set a custom white balance and shoot in RAW.
    Sounds liek a good get paid to go to a party :) Have fun!

  12. Sounds like a wise woman! Good luck and have fun!

  13. This made me laugh! Good for you, you do take gorgeous pics!
    p.s. I found you again.


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