Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

my big accomplishment

I’m sure by the title you just can’t wait to find out what my big accomplishment is.

I hope you’re not disappointed.

It’s a photo.

And I’m pretty proud of the accomplishment.

It’s been three years since I’ve managed to drag my five offspring into a studio for a family photo. Those two teenage boys, especially the oldest, seem to have a camera phobia. At least of being in front of one. I guess I get that. I’m a bit the same way. But really, it makes it hard to record those memories.

Yesterday while driving home from the post office, the brilliant idea struck me that I would actually have all five home at once and it was a beautiful day. I was shocked to get only a minimal amount of arguing and the the promise that they wouldn’t have to go to a studio went a long way. Surprisingly it was my youngest, Mr. Loves2Mug4theCameraGuy, that was the most difficult. I’ll admit to being a bad mother and bribing with food.

5 minutes + 22 shots = 1 great picture + 1 extremely happy mom

So that’s the accomplishment. What do you think?

Now for the full family photo. I need one of those.

That’s my goal for next year.