The more pressure on the situation to get a good shot, the worse it is. Don't get me started about the Christmas card "money shot". I don't even have multiple kids and pets to organize, and I still can't get one card-worthy shot.
Forget about the cute dress-up situations that I'm already scrapbooking in my head:
C'mon, work with me here. Momma's got the perfect
Minnie Mouse embellishments for this layout.
I thought perhaps that I had the problem licked when I got my iPhone...no flash! Sure, the indoor pictures aren't that great of quality but at least I can see the (kinda grainy) whites of her eyes. So now she has developed a new habit of grabbing her naughty bits, including her butt, crotch, and bee-bo's. Which are, you know...chee-chee's. Or whatever you call this area on a child...
I pledge allegiance to my tee-ta's
Look at how this perfectly gorgeous shot is ruined by the crotch grab:
Yeah, I got ballerina scrapbook paper too.
Stop ruining my life!
By the time I manage to swat her hand away, the moment is past and either the smile is gone or she is off and running. Lately, she's even been attempting the advanced double-hander move: one hand on the butt and the other on the crotch. Like the elusive Yeti, I have not yet captured this one on film.