No, this was not the photo we were going for.
Sure, Alice looks cute and angelic, but this was not the final product we wanted. Her legs needed repositioning; the blanket needed to be stretched out more; the angle wasn’t quite working; etc. Let’s just say, the shot wasn’t up to Daddy’s perfectionist standards.
So why didn’t we just keep working on it until we got everything right? Because five seconds after this photo was snapped, Alice peed all over the blanket, which quickly soaked through to the dining table, which incited a bit of frantic commotion on the part of her parents, which alarmed and fully aroused Alice, sending her into a crying fit (who can blame her? we took her clothes off and were pulling and pushing her legs and arms around for five minutes) that quickly evolved into a meltdown. Photo shoot = over.
We think Alice is going to teach us a lot about flexibility – especially her Daddy, who is a bit of a control freak and likes to have all of his little Hot Wheels cars lined up perfectly across the front of his dresser (okay, that was 25 years ago, but let’s be honest – things haven’t changed a whole lot). Suffice it to say: Daddy is going to benefit from his daughter’s unpredictability.
Thank you in advance, Alice, for peeing where you’re not supposed to.
(Editor’s note: This post was authored by Jason, so please read the tone as self-deprecating humor rather than passive aggressive judgement by his sweet wife. Thanks.)