One day, I'll look back on these photos and laugh. However frustrated we all might have felt at the moment, no matter how many bribes were offered, or how many times I actually captured a smile only to realize the picture was blurry. No matter how many years our Christmas cards have paid the price, we will look back and laugh. I'll think it was silly that one second of my life was waisted on being frustrated that my children wouldn't sit and smile, since they never do that any way.
And it's true for so many situations that I'll face. I may feel defeated at some point, but it isn't what I'll remember when I look back on our life. I'll remember how Kingston came up to me later that day and said he was sorry. I'll remember how me and the boys had pizza that night followed by wrestle time on the floor with daddy and I'll remember that I didn't let this ruin our day...and I'll be thankful.
You know, next year I will probably just send the one with them all screaming. This is reality folks.
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