Kids and animals are a bugger to photograph

I started out this morning with the intent of having a decent photo of each of the kids and pets with which to illustrate the ever so fascinating story of my Sunday. I should know better than to make plans that depend on kids and animals behaving for a camera.

The short version of my day goes like this:

  • Get out of bed several hours later than intended (must have needed that sleep-in).
  • Flail ineffectually at the chaos in the house (Adam has done wonders with it today as I came and went).
  • Take Clara to dog park, forget to take camera (this time she decided to wrestle with a doberman twice her size).
  • Bring exhausted but happy dog home and make some lunch.
  • Take Caitlin shopping so she can spend her birthday money.
She started out looking at Barbie and Bratz dolls but ended up with a purse and some clothes – my indoctrination program is working.

New outfit

  • Go check on Bren and Di‘s cats (they’re not convinced I’m a safe person, they watch suspiciously from behind furniture).
  • Take photos of Clara on front deck (we resort to trickery to get her to look at the camera).
“Dad, why are you putting my squeaky toy on Mum’s head?”

Clara looking quizical

  • Go to Lowenbrau for dinner (take lots more photos nearly all of which are terrible).
Except these two, which I rather like.

Boys and beer

Tom at Lowenbrau

  • Come home, get kids ready for bed and read aloud a chapter of The Sword and The Circle by Rosemary Sutcliff (this is hard work, the sentence structure is NOT conducive to reading aloud).
  • Decide to blog in preference to writing the speech I have to give about the P&C at the school kindy orientation sessions on Monday and Wednesday.

The cats avoided the camera all day, but here’s one of Jack that I took a couple of weeks ago.

“Bugger off, I was sleeping.”

What did you wake me up for?

Now, to speech writing and ironing! Bleh.

4 Responses to “Kids and animals are a bugger to photograph”

  1. Dina says:

    I LOVE the photos.

  2. yodaobi says:

    Beautiful photos THANK YOU!!!!

    Much better than a can of fruit
    Having said that.. Mine was TOTALLY easier.
    =0P
    Wonderful to read about your family. I’m thinking of doing a similar one but my family is MUCH smaller and I have no pets.

    James read some of your blog last night was very moved but also noticed that you have Caitlin at 9 on your profile. TUT TUT!

  3. Mim says:

    Oops! Ages are right now 🙂

  4. Di says:

    nice pics Mim 🙂
    thanks for checking on the kitties over the weekend.
    shall see you tonight most likely 🙂

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