My little girls are funny. Neither can sit still for very long, and it’s rare that they sit together and agree on anything. Peony, 1, has a hard time verbalizing what she wants, but her facial expressions usually say it all.
Petunia, 4, doesn’t have a hard time conveying emotion through words. But she speaks a whole other language once the camera is turned on.
I looked over on Sunday and the two were sitting down quietly and flipping through a book together. It was a rare moment of quiet and cooperation. It was also short-lived. I don’t think having a camera trained on them helped, but when you spot a unicorn, you have to do what you need to capture it on film.
Take a look:
No One Will Know that Neither of Us Can Read . . . 1 of 10. . . If we just sit here long enough looking smart and stuff.
Pick a Winner 2 of 10But never take your eyes off the page.
No one will notice.
Hey! 3 of 10You mean we have an audience?
Because I normally sit with my little sister calmly and without hitting her.
Sister Love 4 of 10Especially when someone's pointing a camera in their direction.
Someone is Starting to Feel a Little Used 5 of 10Wait, you mean if the camera goes away then you do, too?
Yeah, That’s Right 6 of 10What are you going to do about it?
Someone Protests the Threat of the Photo Session Coming to a Close 7 of 10We're not naming names, though.
Come On 8 of 10Up here.
Didn't you get the memo, yo?
Oh, OK. I’ll Sit Back Down. 9 of 10Just keep the camera pointed over here.
I’m Outta Here 10 of 10Even toddlers have their limits.
Or, rather, especially toddlers.
Photo credits: Meredith Carroll
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