My children refuse to pose for my camera. Occasionally I’ll get a great shot of them, but it’s only by pure luck that they happened to have stood still long enough for me to get a shot.
I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before, maybe because I’m a little slow sometimes, but instead of begging and pleading for them to PLEASE JUST LOOK CUTE WHILE MOMMY TAKES SOME PICTURES, I decided to make it a game.
“Hey guys! I have an idea!”
Both Carson and Ella’s ears perked. “What Mommy?”
“Let’s play a game called ‘Photo Shoot!!’ All you have to do is look really cute and I’ll take your pictures! YEAH! And then! Whoever looked the cutest for my pictures will get some m&m’s!”
Sophie’s choice, I KNOW, but obviously I knew going in that they’d BOTH be the cutest, but they didn’t need to know that. Bring on the competition!
It’s amazing what my children will do for the delicious candy that melts in your mouth and not in your hand.
They were paid five m&m’s each.
You’ll have to trust me, but Ella got her candy, too. I guess she figured that since she’d been paid, she didn’t need to model anymore for my camera.