Sunday, December 22, 2013

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

I realized something while taking our family photos for Christmas cards this year and that is,
 Cyndi Lauper was right.
We girls really do just wanna have some fun,and also we don't mind photo shoots as much as the men folk in our lives.
You would have thought I was asking my boys to clean the toilet, go to the dentist, and rake the leaves all just to get a smile out of these fellers. 
Now, to be fair My Giant was sick, but then again so was Chloe. The other two though... well they have no excuse for pictures like this;

Notice the joy and elation on the fellers faces. 
Kinda lacking in the joy department don't you think?
And then compare that to the lovely smiles on my girls faces.

I mean, I don't ever expect much from Solomon he has since the time he was a wee lad HATED, with a capital H, taking pictures. But usually, I can count on Isaiah to help out when it comes to looking somewhat happy. In this picture though, notice the arm over the banister. Don't you think it just screams of PHOTO EXHAUSTION. It's like they have PPTS. Post Photo Traumatic Stress.

Now any mother can relate to my rant here, because to get a good family photo is a task that is not for the faint of heart. But, I mean, I really thought that as my Fab 4 got older I wouldn't have to rely on photo shop so much. Well, and then
 a picture like the above photo pops up. 

U G H !!
I mean, seriously?

What am I supposed to do with the Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins on the end there?
Everyone in this picture, even my Solomon is smiling so nicely, and then there's Mr. Grinch on the end.
So, I decided to roll with it this year. 
He asked me when I put the word Naughty over his head if he was going to get coal in his stocking and would Santa understand that it's a joke?
I assured him he didn't need to worry.
His status of naughty or nice wasn't really in true jeopardy from this PHOTO BOMB!

I sure hope your Christmas photo shoot went a little better.
If not, keep in mind that a good sense of humor and a hint of sarcasm can go a long way. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Beloved Reader!!  



Sarah {the fontenot four} said...

I love your family pics...even the naughty looks. :) They're great! I hope you and your family had a beautiful Christmas!

No(dot dot)el said...

Thank you Sarah. Ha ha yes even the naughty lil guy there on the end ? I guess he's pretty cute, we will keep him. Hope yours did too. xo

Anonymous said...

I have been so busy with Dad that I forgot to follow this blog of yours and I think your writings are great . Now with the professional camera girl you will shine. Well you always did shine baby. You could write a book on just your blog. Love the photo's . Love your family and enjoyed the precious time with you watching Downton Abbey and the lunch break . Just the two of us. It was quality time my Noel Maria.

No(dot dot)el said...

Hi Ma- I know you are busy and also a phone call is much nicer way to stay in touch. Still, I'm so honored that you would come read my ramblings and that you would encourage me to write more. I SURE DO love you Mommazita!

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