Just take the picture. Take it – scrapes, bruises and all. Because if you wait until they’re bruise and scrape free, you might miss something. And you know what? You might even like the unedited version of the picture better. You might like remembering what it looked like before you played on your computer in Photoshop and edited out all the injuries.
Because this – this is the memory. (Then you can print the edited one for your mother…)