Here's a typical shot from our hike last weekend:
We were stopped for a bit of rest, so I whipped out the camera. The above is the usual reaction when I whip out the camera.
"Okay, act natural!", I coached, and they each immediately struck a pose.
Doncha just love when your kids obey you?
Actually, I kinda like that our kids are reluctant photo subjects - neither hams nor selfie obsessed. Throw in the fact that it was their mom with the camera - their mom who blogs - and it's next to impossible to get a traditional wish-you-were-here! pic.
As I pulled this photo out, I dug around the archives to see if I could find a similar one taken on the same date. Lo and behold, I found this from exactly 6 years prior:
Look, they're smiling! (sorta), and standing in assigned spots (more or less).
What I like about this contrast is that I'm glad for both the things that have remained the same and the things that have changed. We still enjoy the great outdoors as a family, and have the good health to do so. But asserting some good natured individuality and non-compliance to convention is actually something Magnum and I have often encouraged.
Just be yourself... unless it will get you fired or arrrested or punched in the face or...
Linking up with Mama Kat this week:
4.) Share your top favorite photo you took in June. Give us the back story.
(And, okay, actually it probably wasn't my "top favorite photo" from June, but it was an easy grab...)