Where one tries to get the perfect a great a smiling a picture where all the kids are looking at the camera for the Christmas card.
With Christmas approaching, moms have been going through the yearly ritual of trying to get the perfect photo of their kids for the annual Christmas card. As a mother of three sons and a former professional photographer, I understand the struggle. I have been part of the holiday kid-wrangling “please-sit-still-and-smile-for-just-one-picture, Can we make this one work? No? Maybe we should just take these individual pictures and put them all together on the card, do you think anyone will notice? Ughhh look at this one, everyone else looks like they’ve been downing the eggnog but I look good so maybe this is the right picture, just, you know what?!!! Let’s go with this one. No one looks terrible in this one” ritual myself more times than I can count.
So this morning (three days before Christmas), I decided I better get my wild brood together and get our perfect holiday photo too. No time to send cards but at least I can hand them out when I see people on Christmas and of course, post them on Facebook- that covers most everyone anyways, right?
Now I finally got the perfect an acceptable photo where all three kids are actually looking at the camera at once:
It would be more impressive if I didn’t tell you that I took 154 photos just to get this and it was actually a photoshopped combo of these two photos:
But because I want to make all the parents out there feel better about themselves, I’m going to share some of the rejects runners up from the photo shoot. I have a feeling most people will recognize most, if all of these from their own family photos.
Merry Christmas all. Hope everyone has a great time with their family and friends!
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