Thanksgiving is usually all about the bird.
Unless, of course, you’re me.
Then, of course, Thanksgiving day is all about getting the right photos for my Christmas card.
Well, and about being thankful, of course 😉
I wish I could say I am one of those laid-back moms who just relaxes and snaps pictures and eventually says,” Ok, that will be fine.”
In fact, I am a nutjob.
I admit it.
I wish I wasn’t.
I wish I could just let the kids wear whatever they want, pose however they’re comfortable and just go-with-the-flow.
Sadly, I can’t.
There was this episode of Modern Family (it was last Halloween) that spoke to me and “my crazy”.
Claire, the mom, LOSES her mind when Halloween falls apart and it’s not “perfect” and she goes off on her family because, although Halloween is a “stupid holiday”, it’s her holiday.
While I can not stake sole claim on Thanksgiving, it is my holiday,
the one holiday where it truly matters to me if it’s “perfect” and unfortunately for me (and my family) it means…
losing my mind until the photos are taken.
And so, my kids humor me,
and dress in matching outfits I pick out,
and deal with me getting frustrated and insane while I click, and click, and click some more
until I’ve taken HUNDREDS of photos…
hoping to get just one worthy of our Christmas card.
Playing along with Twinfatuation for Makes My Monday