Yesterday while at the park I tried my best to get a half decent picture of all the kids. HA, ha! Instead of a nice family picture, this is what I got! Everyone starts out semi co-operating, but just as you think you have it, someone turns silly. Trying to recover after that is a losing battle. Now everyone is getting frustrated and as soon as my dear sweet Noelle has discovered that she can control the situation, it's game over. But that's o.k. As punishment for her lack of co-operation, I will be showing picture #2 to all potential boyfriends as she gets older. Who gets the last laugh now. If she only knew the power we have as parents to completely humiliate our children, she would be singing a different tune. I of course won't be doing that as I know how it feels to be utterly embarrassed by those we call loved ones, but it is fun to imagine in the midst of frustration as I try to do something as simple as taking a picture of my children. I am not always sure about this thing we call agency.
p.s. Notice my sweet little Emma smiling her cheeks off, doing her best to help me. She is still at that nice age of wanting to please her parents. Innocence is blissful!