Can't beat a good ol' thumb war, huh? Rock, Paper, Scissors is passe' at our house. Thumb Wars are the popular game now. Of course, you can't have either without some attempts to illegally control the outcome of the game! With R-P-S, James and Kate hesitate at the end to try to see what their opponent is going to choose. Kate has her fingers pointed out like she might choose scissors, and James skips a beat and then chooses rock. The same kind of wrestling for position happens with thumb wars, too, except it is literally wrestling for position. They both try to "steady" each other's hand.
We started out taking Christmas pictures, but there were many complaints from the peanut gallery each time the photographer requested a new pose. You know, if I'd torched any in the last week, I wouldn't be torturing the kids by making them pose for closeups. . .but that's the way the holidays go! Eventually, I'll get back to work :) In the meantime, guess you get kid pics and an occasional outdoor shot. Heck, even the outdoor shots are at a premium right now because I have very little desire to head out into the single to barely double digit temperatures and fiddle-faddle around with the camera. I am a cold weather wimp, apparently!
So, what's the funniest line, instead of the old standby "say cheese," that you've ever heard a photographer use? Our favorite is "say toilet paper"! Okay, so it isn't as funny now as it was when the photographer had a 4 and 5 year old Katie and James say that for her, but it works. Hope you've got some good ones to share, because I might have the rottens try this Christmas picture thing again later this afternoon!