Say Cheese (or not)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Is it just me or are there other anti-paparazzi kids out there too? My kid is impossible. She loathes having her picture taken and I think it's getting worse. No bribe will suffice. On rare occasions when other adults ask her to take a photo she will oblige. But really unless you are a Disney princess she ain't crackin' a smile. Such a stinker. And here is your proof...

A great candid moment. The girls held hands all on their own. Wait for it.

Blair spots the camera.

And quickly adverts her eyes down.

Then starts doing this. (What IS that?!)

Followed by this. Meanwhile look at her friend posing perfectly.

Come on, Blair, even baby is looking at the camera.

Annnnd Charlotte is still smiling.

Go ahead, Charlotte. Show her how it's done. Strike another pose why don't you.

And we're done. Time for me to put the phone away and try again another day. Sigh.
 The kicker is that not only does she not smile but she insists on having that stinking (literally) blankie and baby at all times. Apparently some days are just for chewing on your blankie. Take note...

Seriously?! Come on child! Blair, I hope you look back on these pictures someday and wish you had put down your filthy rag blanket and smiled. And because these are the only decent shots I got...

Notice you can't see Blair sitting next to me. Let's just assume she's chewing on her blankie.

Moms and their babes.

What did I tell you? Smiling for Ariel of course. Ariel, can you move in please? I have a few family vacations I'll be needing to take you on...
Does anyone else have kids who do this annoying habit? I'm sure one day I will look back and reminisce over her baby/blankie obsession. But for today I just want a dang picture.


  1. hahaha! These pics have me cracking up though! And omgoodness there IS an actual Ariel princess besides at Ariel's Grotto? We've yet to spot her and K is not great at lines to see princesses yet. Will have to keep an eye out for her.

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  2. I'm cracking up! A doesn't hate the camera, but if I say smile she'll do the cheesiest cheese face so I try not to bother

  3. This is too funny! My daughter is exactly the same way. She even looks like she is growling in her daycare picture this year, sigh.

  4. I am cracking up over here! Yes, you are not alone. my child prefers to glare at the camera in group photos.

    And the chewing? Oh lawdy... Her favorite stuffed animal reeks. And is crunchy. It's beyond gross.

    Three years olds.

  5. Yeah Owen is like this sometimes too. If he has a toy, or treat or something he'll usually hold it up in front of his face. Every once in a while he'll give me a good smile though!

  6. Love your blog! I've got a three year old who also hates her picture being taken, so I can totally relate to this. You still manage to get some good pictures of her though!


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