…and some of those 1,000 words that were said during the five minutes it took to get a good Fourth of July picture of my boys are as follows:
Okay, everyone picture time! Now sit on the stairs. Great, only don’t point your flags at the camera. Smile!
Rocco, that’s not smiling—that’s grimacing. Look at the camera! Okay, smile!
Leo, at the camera. Look at the round part of the camera, right here.
Rocco, don’t hold the flag in front of your face. Lower. Lower. Seriously, just hold it below your face!
Close enough. Now say “cheeeeese!” Leo, smile! Everyone look at the camera, hold your flags low, and smile. Okay, one…two…three…CHEESE!
A little less smiley, Leo. Rocco, LOOK AT THE CAMERA.
Rocco, stop hunching. Sit up straight. Okay, ready? You guys are pointing your flags at the camera again. Don’t point your flags at the camera. Smile! Rocco, smile!
Vincenzo, are you making the duck face? No duck face. Leo! Look here! Boys! Stop hitting each other with your flags! Come on everyone, just look at the round part of the camera, hold your flags normally, stop poking each other, and smile. Ready?
At that point I just gave up.
I swear, if it weren’t for face swapping we wouldn’t have a single decent picture of the boys.
(This picture never actually happened…but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!)
WHAT’S COOKIN’ 2NITE:
Spinach salad with bacon and hard-boiled eggs