August 23, 2012

My Kids are Brats

10 years ago, I had this wonderful idea.
I would take photos of my baby boy every year on his birthday, wearing one of his Daddy's shirts.
Then I had two more children.
And this wonderful idea of mine turned out to be a "job".  A "job" that my kids don't enjoy, and, quite frankly, I don't enjoy forcing them to do it.

But I do it anyway, because I started this project 10 years ago and once I start something, I don't quit. damnitalltohell.
So I am months late, but we did it in the year 2012, which is all I care about at this point.
This is what I got.
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There was alot of whining
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Too much complaining
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A few comments about it being "the stupidest idea ever".
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Many "ZIP IT AND SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!" comments by the photographer.
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And some fighting.
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But we all survived.
And are thankful that it is done for another year.
One day they will thank me for all of this sentimental crap.

They better.
 
***Princess insisted on holding the clover in every single photo.  Why?  I don't know, but I wasn't in the mood to argue about it.  I have learned to pick my battles.
 
-Do you have a yearly photo session with your kids?
-Do they hate it as much as mine do?
 
Go here to see the kid's very first photo like these.  They were {and still are} cute.  And couldn't talk back.  I miss those days.
 

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11 comments:

Elaine A. said...

Totally worth it ALL! ;-D

Gigi said...

I've always loved it when you do these photos! It is very clever and totally worth it - though it may not seem like it at the time.

Melissa Rheinlander said...

I am a photo taking fool :) and live next door to a photographer so we are always taking pics :)

Vicki said...

No, I don't do a yearly photo theme, but think it's a neat idea!! Wish I'd thought of it!
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Rach said...

I think that's a really cute idea and a bit quirky as well!

Kari said...

I'm so bad about doing family photos. But, we do try and get a family picture together for Christmas every year. And, yes...my kids hate it! They are 11, 14, 16, and 19 and they fuss and complain and argue a lot. It's usually quite comical.

Dina Lettre said...

Such a fun idea! I love it.

I am Harriet said...

My kids are grown and now those pain in the butt moments are now wonderful memories.


Have a great weekend!
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Stacy Uncorked said...

This totally cracked me up! And I LOVE all the shots - they will definitely be fun memories later down the road - and possibly some good blackmail material when they reach dating age. ;)

I wish I had thought of such a brilliant idea! Sadly, my annual pictures are around the holidays, and first and last day of school. At least it's something! :)


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Kailani said...

I've found that the more kids I had the less professional photos I've had taken. :-)

Kailani
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Jenners said...

They (and their spouses) will one day thank you for this. It is worth whatever pain you have to go through to do this!