A blog reader recently mentioned that Luke is missing from many of the pictures here on the blog. I pondered that for several days, and while I came up with a few reasons, I think one of the biggies comes down to my many years of being a Large Family Mom.
You see, in my mind,
This is cute.
And this is not.
I've spent years trying to get decent pictures of my kids. Given that one of the older boys almost never smiles for the camera, it's quite a challenge.
But I decided, "She's right, I should try to get some pictures of The Littles all together." Here's what happened.
"Okay, Katie, look at Mommy! Hannah, move your hand back a little, please."
Maybe not that far back.
Let's try something different.
Yeah, no. That's not working, either. Okay, how about just Lukey, by himself.
Hmm. Not so much.
Lukey! Look at Mama! ...or not.
Hey Sam, can you wipe his nose for me?
(because you know everything becomes a group activity around here)
Personally, this is one of my favorites.
Alrighty then. Tummy was a no-go. Sitting didn't work out so well. How about we stand him up?
At the end of our photo session, with all my helpers offering suggestions, I was exhausted and frustrated. So I asked the girls to sit in the big chair for one last picture.
Now do you understand why there are more pictures of them than of Luke? I mean, now that I'm conscious of it, I'll work on it, but after my particularly photogenic girls (all 4 of them) Luke is a challenge.