The Dreaded Christmas Photo Shoot
"One more," and they groan.
Eyeballs roll, backs slouch,
Hammy Ones take center stage
as dogs squirm, cats bolt ...
"forget them," I yell
as it isn't worth any more scratches.
Sneak 'round back of tripod,
peer through lens, adjust light,
shout "Places!", hit delay button,
run back into frame... know I blinked.
"Another!" and they groan.
Perhaps this year
I'll fill Christmas cards with bloopers.
Show the real face of us.
by Margaret Bednar, November 29, 2018
We are at a stage now where most are of drinking age. I will ply them with promises of mixed drinks and good beer. That should appease them.
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Camera Flash!" The inspirational photo is below... and she has an uncanny intensity (and determination) about her that reminds me of myself trying to get the perfect family photo each year!
|Jessie Tarbox Beal|