Funny Faces and Nose Picking: Some Things Never Change


July 8, 2011 by Marj Hatzell

I really don’t think it’s too much to ask. I mean, just ONE DANG PHOTO for fourth of July. I like making memories and I love taking pics of my kids. I would LOVE it if they would cooperate and let me get one, mmkay? I CAN HAS FOTO PLZ?

Since I got myself this digital SLR camera (ok, total lie, The Guy I Live With surprised me with it for Christmas almost two years ago) I take tons of pictures. And by tons, I mean I take hundreds a week. Mostly of my dogs. Why would I take pictures of my dogs? Let’s just say they are a little more…cooperative.  As in, my hyper, ADHD-stricken dogs who are most likely autistic themselves are TEN THOUSAND TIMES more cooperative with picture-taking than my boys. Want proof?

See? Dogs sit still for blackmail, er, cute photos.

Poses AND looks toward the camera!

I’m convinced that the dogs like me more than my kids, too. I mean, LOOK AT WHAT MY KIDS DO:

Kids strike funny poses to ruin the pictures on purpose. Last year's July 4th parade.

This Year's Funny Face. WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT.

I don’t know what it is. It’s almost like they WANT to ruin the pics on purpose. It seems as though Bugaboo deliberately tries to do something disgusting in every picture, just to get a rise out of me. If he doesn’t have his hands shoved down his pants or he isn’t stripping nekkid just out of the frame of the camera, he’s digging for gold in his nostrils:

  • Nose picking at last year’s fourth of July parade.
  • This year’s July 4th photo.DELIBERATELY SABOTAGING IT, I TELLS YA!

The more things change, the more they stay the same, no?  Perhaps after I get another round of three hundred photos I’ll have ONE USABLE PICTURE for an album.





3 thoughts on “Funny Faces and Nose Picking: Some Things Never Change

  1. They are some great candid photos 🙂

  2. rockleriffic says:

    hundreds of pictures a week? SLACKER. i regularly take 300 photos A DAY on the weekends. but nothing as exciting as my kid picking her nose. they need to put that in a disney princess movie so my kid will pick up an INTERESTING hobby. (glad to see my friends-and-relations aren’t the only ones who refuse to take direction for a photo shoot, though.)

  3. I laughed out loud at the very first picture of your dogs because, Sweetheart, I THINK THE SAME THING! I HATE TRYING TO GET PICTURES! and it’s the WORST part of every holiday. My mother is a picture freak, and, bless her heart, a posed picture freak. I have very few pictures because it is such a horrible thing to get my spectrum son to, well, be in a picture. I always have to go through the work for my mom and by the point we’re all exhausted and could care less. I don’t have any dogs. Hmmm…stuffed animals maybe?

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