Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Little Boy Who Couldn't Take a Normal Christmas Photo

the one with the Christmas photo -

Remember The Little Boy Who Never Wanted to go to School?  Well, he's up to his old antics again, but this time he just can't sit still long enough for his mommy to take his picture for the family's Christmas card this year.

Jack is still a seven year old little boy who lives in a small, picturesque Mexican village.  And he's still a very active (and healthy) little boy who loves to play soccer, basketball, baseball, and tazos.   Jack's only problem is that he can't take a normal photograph.  It's not that he doesn't like to have his picture taken, it's just that as soon as a camera is pointed directly at his face, his face starts to twitch and scrunches up into a thousand different poses, preventing him from taking a "normal" photograph.

Jack's mommy knows that "normal" is seriously overrated.  It's just that she's gotten used to Jack's three very photogenic siblings, who rarely ever take a bad photo.

Take Jack's oldest sister, Hope, for example.  She's a seasoned professional at having her picture taken.  As well she should be, especially considering the insane amount of self-portraits she takes every other day in search of the perfect Facebook photo.  One shot and we were done!

Jack's other sister, Ashley, LOVES having her picture taken!

She gets extra cute and playful in front of the camera, giving Jack's mommy lots of great shots from which to choose.

Jack's big brother Nick is just as photogenic as his sisters.  But he's currently suffering from a strange case of teenage separation anxiety, and can't bare to part with his iPod.  So wherever Nick goes, the iPod is sure to be there.  Even in our Christmas photos. (Jack's mommy is choosing to ignore the "hint" of teenage attitude displayed in the above photo.)

But with Jack, it's a whole other story!

Jack's mommy has to take at least a hundred photographs to get one "normal" shot.

And even then, she doesn't always get what she's hoping for.

But Jack's mommy is an incredibly smart (and beautiful) woman who knows that it's much better to be "unique" than just plain ol' dull and boring "normal".

Jack's mommy thinks these photos capture Jack's personality perfectly!

What do you think?


  1. I love it! Adorable, Leslie. :)

  2. LOL! So which one of you, Hubby or yourself, struggles to keep it together in front of a camera? Somehow, I think it's you!

  3. You got me there, Judy! Jack takes after his mommy, who loves to ham it up in front of the camera. :)

  4. Way to be a trooper. Even though you may want that perfect picture, sometimes you just gotta let a kid be a kid. Good for you Leslie in seeing the bright side of the photo!