There is nothing I have not tried in the quest to take the perfect picture of my children and their brand new baby cousin.
"OMG! Look what's growing on mommy's head!"
"OH NO! LOOK!"
"Chocolate! As much as you want!"
"Look! Look at me! Over here! Look! Dimitry! Christos! HELLO?"
"I SAID... CHOCOLATE!!!!"
I'm failing. It's just not going to happen.
It's almost impossible to get my 2 and a half year old to sit still long enough to take a picture, although he always smiles on demand. (Small victory!)
During the summer, my children go through at least 3 outfit changes a day, because they're always getting dirty at the park, in the sand, in the sink, by the water, and getting food stains - like watermelon - all over themselves. It's like a constant, never-ending battle with the laundry. (Am I alone here?)
Yesterday I tried to take a picture of my boys and my new niece and it was almost a perfect shot - until I noticed the chocolate and watermelon stains on my mis-matched two year old. (Brown shirt, grey shorts? Yup. Last outfit of the day.)
Well. At least they're smiling, right?