As I promised last week. We have moved on to another country. I put our globe on the table and showed the kids where we were turning our focus this month, we had some discussion about the location; that it is in Africa and that unlike Morocco and Egypt which we have learned about in the past, our new country is waaayyyy down near the bottom of the globe. Then to see if they were paying attention, I spun the globe and asked them to find it. They both found it very quickly. I was so proud. Have you guessed yet, what our new country is?
Did you guess Botswana? If you did then you win the prize! Ok, there's not really a prize, but you can go ahead and pat yourself on the back for figuring it out.
If you've been reading my blog for a while now, then you know that the first thing that we do at the start of each new adventure is recreate the national flag.
The next thing I'm going to share with you is the great big adventure that I get to have every time I take pictures of kids for this blog. It always starts out with me saying something like, "Hey let me just take your picture real quick." Which is followed by at least one fake smile and/or one fidgeter for the "real quick" photo. So, then I have to take another photo.
Sometimes we take 20 photos just to get one good one. I think it goes without saying that I need a new camera and I can assure you that it is on the list, but even a new camera can't make my kids smile more genuinely or stop acting as if their feet were spring loaded. So, I decided that it would be fun to share some of the "not good for the blog" photos, along with what I might have been saying to them at the moment (or what I might have wanted to be saying).
|"We need to take one more."|
|"Oh. That was almost right, but could you just stop wiggling please?"|
|"Eliana, please stop giving me the stare down of death."|
|"Really kids, this is NOT the worst kind of torture any human has ever had to endure. I promise."|
|"Great photo, but did someone lick my lens? It's a bit blurry."|
|"Ummm. You guys ARE happy aren't you???"|
|"Wait, Eliana, are you smiling?"|
|"You are smiling!"|
|"Oh, you are SO busted! And wait a minute, Aiden, your eyes look a little happy for someone who doesn't want to smile."|
|I'm pretty sure the discussion is something like, "Why are you smiling? We aren't supposed to smile."|
So, there it is, the national flag of Botswana, along with kids who I am pretty sure are having fun, even if they don't want me to take photos.
How about you guys, do you have to take a kazillion photos just to get one good one of your littles? Do also have a new camera on your wish list?