Torts & Tots

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The Impossible Dream.

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As I shopped and planned for Christmas, I had a vision in my mind of a perfect family photo in front of the Christmas tree – two little girls in complimentary Christmas dresses, smiling in front of the tree.  With this single vision, I relentlessly perused smocked Christmas dresses.  Fine, “relentlessly perused” might be giving an intensity to the situation that wasn’t quite there.  Christmas Eve rolled around, and I felt we were poised to achieve the perfect family photo to capture our first Christmas as a  four-some.  Two Christmas dresses on two little girls.  One bun secured on the head of one protesting three-year old.  One six month old still awake and moderately cheerful.  Christmas tree lit.  Action.

Take One.

Take Two.

Take Three.

Take Four.

Sigh.  I don’t think I realized how much harder it is to get two children to cooperate for family photo time as opposed to one child.  How could one tiny infant be such a game-changer?  Please note that Jerrod and I both have almost identical expressions and positions in each picture.  We came to play.  We did not move a muscle and stared into the camera, unflappable, as our children writhed and contorted.  Ah well, there’s always next year.  The pictures were bad, but the memories were perfect.

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Written by tortsandtots

January 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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