Attempted Family Portrait

October 17, 2008

We had high hopes that my mother-in-law could snap a portrait of our whole family. Christie thought she could do it complete with dogs. It was not to be. Cassandra decided to practice for a future career of leading protests in mass civil disobedience. It kind of went down hill from there. Maxine did manage to get one shot of me and Theodora together. I’m not looking into the camera. Instead, I’m watching Cassandra and hoping she doesn’t fall off of the stone wall.
1/3 of a family portrait.

1/3 of a family portrait.

In hindsight it should be obvious that the probability of cooperation is inversely proportional to the sum of the participants. When multiple children and dogs are involved the chances of cooperation collapse to the infinitesimal. It’s so much easier to just photograph the mammals one at a time.
Just Theodora on a hammock.

Just Theodora on a hammock.

See what I mean?
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