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.


Written by tortsandtots

January 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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