I got in trouble after I wrote my last post.
Well… trouble’s not really the right word. My hubby was slightly discontented with one element and he made a request.
I ask Andy to read every post I write. As soon as I’ve published it, I start bugging him.
I’d wait to publish until after he read, except then I’d really never post. I’m sort of an in-the-moment kind of person, both intentionally and unintentionally. Sometimes I just have the memory of… hey, what’s that? Ok, you catch the drift.
Apparently, he’s noticed a trend with my posts. Lots of Wyatt and not much Dylan.
It’s not for lack of trying. D’s just been around longer and therefore caught on to the game of picture dodging. For a while there I was bribing him with treats and privileges, but that eventually stopped working. I guess all the shows and chocolate in the world aren’t tempting enough for another picture.
It’s not like I ask him to sit still and say cheese. In fact, I don’t ever do that. It’s more like, he’s doing something cute (or annoying – occasionally I like to document those moments, too) and I run for the camera only for him to immediately stop whatever he’s doing or just refuse to even face in my direction unless I put the camera down.
Unless he’s really proud of something:
He is, however, also in the “I can do [everything] myself” phase, and I finally realized that I can get pictures of him as long as I give him a little camera and let him play photographer, too.
Then yesterday, I had a revelation. I remembered how much he liked hitting the remote when I had to take pictures of myself for the #aHeartFitFriday posts. So yesterday, on a rainy day after I had just gotten back from getting a haircut and D was in the most adorable mood, I set up a little “photo booth” in our dining area.
Nothing special, just a trunk to sit on in front of a very plain wall.
We had fun. And I got some fun shots playing with my boys.
If you own a camera, tripod, and remote and you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids on a rainy day, I recommend setting up your own little photo booth. It’s fun and, who knows, maybe you’ll even end up with a few keepsakes.
Anyway, I’m hereby beginning Project Dylan. I will continue to grab as many photos of Wyatt as I can, just like I remember doing with Dylan’s second year. I’m just also going to try to step up my game with Dylan before he turns four (in January) and I realize I barely documented his threenager stage. Because that would be tragic. This also means, you might be in for lots of pretty random pictures.