18 months ago almost to the day, I decided it would be great to launch a series on my blog called Our Thursday Photo.
I thought it was a lovely idea to photograph both girls together every week.
Lovely to look back on, I thought.
Great opportunity to make sure I get loads of photos of both girls together I said to myself.
Let me tell you now, I was a fool.
The first few weeks were easy. In fact, several months passed before I started to realise that this wasn’t such a great idea.
It wasn’t until Lia started walking that I understood what a huge mistake I’d made.
So now that I’ve become a reluctant expert in the topic, let me explain to you how to take a photograph of two toddlers in 20 easy steps.
1. Look for the camera.
2. (SIX WEEKS later) Find the camera.
3. Look for the lead to connect the camera to the computer.
4. Realise that you no longer have the lead. Remember that you now have toddlers instead.
5. Take out the mobile phone. Again.
6. Wait half an hour while the toddlers take photographs of the dog, television, their dad, their fingers and up each other’s noses.
7. Delete the toddlers’ photos.
8. Put both children on the sofa.
9. Chase one child at a time around the house.
10. Pick each child up off the floor, tend to stubbed toes and bruised foreheads.
11. Put both children on the sofa.
12. Tell them to say cheese.
13. Not working. Children jumping up and down. Tell them to say biscuits.
14. Both children realise there are no biscuits. Dry more tears.
15. Put both children on the sofa.
16. Take 9,723,986 photographs.
17. Realise that EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Is just a blur.
18. Repeat steps 5 to 17.
19. Repeat steps 5 to 17.
20. Edit and post the least awful photograph.
And the moral of that story – in case you hadn’t guessed – is that if you are considering a commitment to taking a weekly photograph of two young children, don’t do it.
And on that note, here is our Thursday photo #79. I am now sitting in a darkened room with a
glass bottle of wine dreading looking forward to next Thursday.