Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Familial Torture

Dear children, before you get out of your church clothes, please stand in front of Grandma's Christmas tree for a quick picture.

*Immediate sounds of mutiny. Cries of victimization.*

Okay...Maia put your gum under your tongue. Mason and Marlee, stand up straight. Mason and Mackenna, you need to smile. Marlee what are you doing with your jaw? Look here and just smile!

You know what...just do what you want for a minute.

Fabulous. It's the photo every mother dreams of having. Let's do one more.

Okay. You've had your fun. Now, dear children, for the love of all, please stand nicely and smile naturally for 2 seconds.

Oh, forget it.


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Tracy said...

So adorable. I know, they think it's torture to get their picture taken!

Deb said...

at least they all have their eyes open.

Anonymous said...

I love it, they drive you crazy but give you such great memories at the same time!!

Julia A said...

Ah, but they're so cute!!! The pictures with personality are far more fun (and interesting) than anything posed :D

Cami said...

Hey, I think that's good enough! Seriously, it took me like 3 entire photo shoots to get ONE good shot of my kids for Christmas. Children are ridiculous. Also, those silly pictures are priceless.

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There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.

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