Pose Lola with the tree. She didn't want to be there.
Give her a lollipop and nix the flash- she hates it most of all.
For the "project"- force Dave to help me lug the carriage into and out of subway stations and into crazy crowded places where we argue- where I actually say SMILE DAMN IT!
What kind of holiday tradition is this?
What's next- force a crying Lola onto Santa's Lap a la "A Christmas Story?"
NOPE. Not this momma.
|We literally did this 30 times till Miss Thang happened to look in the general direction of the camera. |
My husband is frowning behind the lens- he questions the sanity of this project- questions it mightily.
I would never visit the 14th street Christmas market with Lola in a stroller otherwise! You have to struggle mightily to get there then battle all the other holiday memory makers to get 1 angry family shot. What. is. the. point?
We are making a memory- the memory should be: We happened across this lovely market and LOOK I found THIS.
|Clove smiley face ornaments!! They smell GREAT! They are soo cute! LOOVE!|
And one lady came up to me and asked:
WHY ARE YOU TAKING THAT BABY INTO THIS CROWD?
She used a very superior tone.
I had no answer.
|Like salmon going up stream.|
|This is a great shot- thank goodness- everyone is glad to be headed home!|
What about December 2011 do I really want to preserve?
Do I want to drive my husband crazy with all the trips and directions?
No he's not interested. He's really not. Christmas to him is listening to the carols and watching holiday cartoon movies INSIDE and WARM. It's dinner with family. It's watching Lola pick apart the ornaments. It's hugging his completely bananas wife.
When did I become Christmas photo psycho?
|Angels singing- Aaaaaaaaaa! Light bulb!|
I'm doing this for me.
It's for Lola. To make her smile.
NO. more. angry. family. in. crowded. holiday. settings.
I haven't given up entirely- there's got to be a way!