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Sisters are Doing it for Each Other — Reading, That Is (PHOTOS)

Photo credit: Meredith Carroll

Neither of them can read but just don’t tell them.

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
    No One Will Know that Neither of Us Can Read . . .
    . . . If we just sit here long enough looking smart and stuff.
  • Pick a Winner 2 of 10
    Pick a Winner
    But never take your eyes off the page.
    No one will notice.
  • Hey! 3 of 10
    You mean we have an audience?
    I'm shocked.
    Because I normally sit with my little sister calmly and without hitting her.
  • Sister Love 4 of 10
    Sister Love
    Especially when someone's pointing a camera in their direction.
  • Someone is Starting to Feel a Little Used 5 of 10
    Someone is Starting to Feel a Little Used
    Wait, you mean if the camera goes away then you do, too?
  • Yeah, That’s Right 6 of 10
    Yeah, That's Right
    What are you going to do about it?
  • Someone Protests the Threat of the Photo Session Coming to a Close 7 of 10
    Someone Protests the Threat of the Photo Session Coming to a Close
    We're not naming names, though.
  • Come On 8 of 10
    Come On
    Up here.
    With me.
    Didn't you get the memo, yo?
  • Oh, OK. I’ll Sit Back Down. 9 of 10
    Oh, OK. I'll Sit Back Down.
    Just keep the camera pointed over here.
  • I’m Outta Here 10 of 10
    I'm Outta Here
    Even toddlers have their limits.
    Or, rather, especially toddlers.

Photo credits: Meredith Carroll

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