From time to time, my own children find their way onto my business blog. This is one of those times. For this boy, however, sightings around here will be rare. He’s very-soon-to-be-3 and he is not the biggest fan of my camera. Since it’s been in his face from the time he was born, I can’t say I necessarily blame him. If he understood the frustration his photographer mother feels at only being able to capture snapshots of him, though, he’d be a little more cooperative. I have resigned myself to only put him through a true photo shoot once a year, in January–the month of his birth.
With lots of smooth talking (and lots of candy bribes) I actually pulled off 3-year photo shoot that I love. I dare say he even had fun during the hour we spent in his room!
So, I bring you my first-born, in honor of his birthday this weekend. . .
He got this bear when he was born, and I took his photo with it monthly to document his growth for the first 18 months of his life. Since then, I save it for his annual birthday photo shoots.
Not to exclude the rest of his posse of stuffed friends, they joined him on the bed next.
(yes, that is a sticker on his cheek!)
I knew that I had to include his book collection in the photo shoot. . . he’s loved them since he was just a tiny babe and they are still such a big part of his daily life.
Before I put the camera away, he climbed back onto his bed. No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
So, there’s my boy in all his serious, sweet, silly, happy, mischievous, and playful moods. All run through in less than 60 minutes. Sounds about right for a 3-year-old!