“Okay, Isabelle. Just put your hand on the fence and stand there. And smile.”
Those were the seemingly simple directions I gave my girl today as I attempted to redo our ‘first day of school’ picture.
You see, I would have taken one last week. But Isabelle had some, well… issues last week.
First off, she managed to get a huge canker sore way back in her mouth. This mac daddy made it hard for her to chew and even harder for her to talk. And she hates to miss out on either of those activities.
Then, the day before her first day of school, she fell at Asher’s football practice. Busted her lower lip on a metal bench. Two tooth mark cuts right into her sweet little lip.
Subsequently, she had an even harder time chewing or talking. Or smiling. I really didn’t know a lip could swell quite that much.
She was like Angelina Jolie on steroids. And in pain.
So we skipped the pictures.
But even this week, she’s still having some issues with the talking and chewing. And smiling.
And evidently she’s having issues with just standing there. She’s workin’ it here, throwing in a head cock and a sassy hand on the hip.
Now, after I remind her to “just stand there and smile” she’s trying to oblige me, knowing all too well, the sooner you do what mama says, the sooner the
nightmare picture taking is over.
If you look closely, you can see how she’s pursing her lip, trying to get some space between her boo boo lip and her bottom teeth… poor child.
What kind of mother does this to her child?
Now, it’s really starting to bother her to “just stand there.” She wants to put her stamp on it. Her hand isn’t sure what to do and she’s smirking more than smiling.
And she’s workin’ the knee, thinking she just might want to kick that leg out there, right at mama…
Now she’s moved into the Fonzie pose, thumb up, fake smile. Shoulder up, tummy out.
I know I’m going to love these pictures. Someday.
oh, i think they are adorable!!! 🙂 i think you should love them now!
a Tonggu Momma says
Oh, come ON, Stefanie. She is rocking those photos. They are BELOVED. (And I am totally unfolding today. Thank you.)
Those are Great photos!
The Ferrill's says
Oh my goodness what a pumpkin…beloved for sure!
Counting it all joy!
Colin and Jill Canada says
I love love love how you tell the story! …and the pictures are great too mama, great colours!
Journeymark Cards & Gifts says
She is so very precious. Even while she may be in pain, she is still photogenic. Excellent job on the photos!
Cari Bacon says
too cute! why DO kids make picture taking harder than what it needs to be? 🙂
It doesn't matter how she stands…she is so adorable!!! Hope school is going well… : )
the photos and the commentary are priceless …
The Gang's Momma says
Oh how fun! She's gotta be such a fun personality 🙂
And tell her I will pray for her – I've been plagued with canker sores my whole life. Do you guys do anything for them? Any prevention or treatment of symptoms? I'd love to swap ideas! Hope she's feeling less ouchy soon . . .