Thursday, January 24, 2008

Family Lunacy

I've managed to capture a photo of the elusive poser, Oatmeal Head. Believe me when I tell you folks, this was no easy feat. I have many, many blurry shots, hat over the face, hand in motion toward the camera, and back of the head shots. It is so frustrating trying to photograph this teenage boy. But I got one!

His older sister, on the other hand, was very simple to capture. Promises of internet fame lured her easy smile, her twinkling eyes, and before I knew it, I had some wonderful shots of Maybelline in her natural habitat. The dining room. Isn't that a charming look?


Not to be outdone, she snatched the camera and took pictures of her mother. I begged, pleaded, cried, all to no avail. I was do
omed to be captured on ... on ... a memory card. She got me.

The only one left to photograph, it seemed, was Little Guy. He was in rare form tonight, but I think I'll save him for another day. I fear the world can only take so much.

Until I write again ...

Flea

14 comments:

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

The enthusiasm is positively dripping from those photos. Y'all are some perky folks.

Flea said...

Ain't it the truth? I just love family photos.

Karen said...

Is that you in the last picture? 'Cause if it is, you're not old enough to have birthed those children.

Melissa said...

Oh, the happy family, huh?

Flea said...

Karen, you're so sweet. I turned 40 in October. It's amazing what a little Miss Clairol does for a girl to take her back to her roots. From her roots. Something.

And I only gave the most fun photos, Melissa. Okay, the only shot of Oatmeal Head. But Maybelline gave me a lot of fun and goofy pictures. I just liked the Angry Teen look. :)

Tanya Brown said...

These are great shots; I got a chuckle out of them. There's definitely a family resemblance amongst everyone!

Jen said...

LOL at both the post and the comment thread. You do look young for having teenagers btw.

My parents have so many stoopid pictures of me as a teenager, either avoiding the camera or trying to look cool. I wish I woulda just smiled and went along with it.

Blessings,

Jen @ lordsofthemanor.blogspot.com

Flea said...

I tried that line tonight with Oatmeal Head. "You'll look back and wonder why there are no pictures of you at 13!" Not buying it. :) And I love these shots. Who wants the happy, smiley pictures all the time? They don't look like that except for pictures.
Tanya - thanks!

Keri said...

What an amazing copy of the pic of 'the good flea'... she's an exact replica ! matching the enthusiasm also it seems.
looking forward to the teen years with shaking intrepidness

Kathy said...

I made it through the teen years, I recognize those pictures! And Karen is right, you look like one of the kids! Cute!

KIDZMAMA said...

I'd love to see what they do in from of a video camera. Yea, probably the same thing. Oh, the teen years...

KellyJean said...

Oh my gosh! Our teens have very similar expressions!!! Your daughter cracked me up! I see that same type face every time I tell someone to pick something up.

Flea said...

It's a wonderful thing, being the mother of teens. Isn't it? Someone? AND it has come to my attention that SOME of you think we don't look happy. Radiant. Exuberant. Nuh uh. Those are happy faces. They're just ... broken. Yeah.

Lisa said...

HAHAHA! now we see where Mabelliene gets her saucy look from, eh?

Tee hee!