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Trying to Take Family Pictures, Told in Gifs

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Sometimes, I get ideas. And I'm all, "Hey, let's take a family picture!"

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"Sure," my husband says. "Why not."

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My kids are game. They laugh a lot. I'm not sure why.

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So, I get things set up. Find a nice background, set up the camera and try to dress my kids. I'm pretty amazing.

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But my baby? He isn't going to play.

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And my daughter doesn't want to match us. She wants to look fancy.

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And OK. I want to look great, too. Because, I'm probably going to share this on Facebook and Instagram and I want to get me some "likes" and have people I knew in college saying, "She had two kids!"

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So, I get us all together and I say, "Smile!" My family responds appropriately.

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This is about when I start remembering the last time we tried to take a picture.

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So, I get a firm voice and say, "GUYS, LISTEN TO ME! I JUST WANT ONE NICE PICTURE!"

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And they handle that well.

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That is when I start to bribe them with ice cream and TV if everyone will give me one nice picture. They think about it.

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Why can't we look like all those other families on those other mom blogs, instead of how we actually look?

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So, I raise the stakes.

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So, we get our picture and it looks great.

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But it comes at a cost. It always comes at a cost.

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