For MONTHS its been pretty much impossible for me to snap a picture of Kale. As soon as I pull my camera out, he sprints toward me, pulls the camera from my face, and demands to look at the view screen while simultaneously jamming away at every.single.button on my speedlight. This all happens in about 3.2 seconds and, at best, I end up with a close up of his left eye and three fingers as he dashes toward me.
We let him use our old point and shoot, but we were running through batteries way too fast. I then bought him a plastic toy camera, which he uses, but insists on being about 1mm from your face (or the cats face) with it to take a shot. It wouldn't be a problem, but when you click the button, a little clown pops out the front and punches you in the nose.
Anyway, yesterday Kale suddenly got the idea that I should take his picture. I was thrilled because I literally have three pictures of him looking at the camera from the last 6 months (the rest are all of him doing something that's distracting him or sleeping). So when he asked "mama? mama? ic-ture?" - I happily obliged.
Of course, Kale still has the most beautiful smile in the world......
On a side note, we do dress him - we're just in the midst of attempting toilet training, so be happy he's wearing anything at all.
Kale also requested I take pictures of the following (a few of his favourite things):
|Bubbie the cat.|
|Kale cleaning his vacuum.|
|Coffee. He doesn't drink it - but loves to help make it.|
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