Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

POTD Week 28 - Rule of Thirds

When you have three children, there are a lot of "rules of thirds" around the house. Many of these rules are new to me each day. Some of the new rules I've learned are:

- If you buy something for one child, the other two must have one just like it...so you have end up having 3 of the same thing (3 squirt guns, 3 art pads, 3 bikes, 3 scooters, 3 sand buckets, etc.). Sharing is not part of the rule of thirds.

- If you reward one child for doing something wonderful, you must quickly find something wonderful that the other two children did so they may be rewarded as well.

- If two children go to camp, you must have a "mommy and me" camp at home with the third child.

- The third child, no matter how young, must be allowed to attempt everything that the older two children do. Whether you as a parent like it or not. The third child will ignore you and do it anyway.

- The third child always gets their way. Period. {They know how to yell the loudest and annoy the older siblings the most.}

- When three siblings get along, all is good in the world.

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

First off your rules are wonderful...love them...second...that SECOND photo is amazing...that needs to be blown up and put on a canvas...gosh that is an amazing photo...
cari

Anonymous said...

Your rules are so true. Great photos!

Reds said...

Love the rules!! and great photos of the three that rules!! ;)

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

I love your rules!! I will have to keep them all in mind since I have 3! And your photos are absolutely beautiful!

Bobbi said...

I love your view on this...and that 2nd picture is beyond priceless. Serioously the cutest foot photo I have ever seen!

Anita said...

ohhh I love the tootsies and the texture over it fab!!!

pat said...

The rules are SO true!! And I LOVE that last shot--I can almost hear them laughing. So cool!!

Amy said...

Wow that second one is fantastic. Great composition, great dof, great perspective. I love everything about it.

Mandy said...

Love your rules! This is also true with two kids too, I am finding...especially the buying thing!

These are really brilliant photos. I love the first one. I would get it on canvas.

Sandra Collins said...

absolutely love your post and fantastic shots

Jason said...

Wow those are neat shots. I really like the second one.....

Kristina said...

That second photo is awesome! Love their little piggies.

Gypsy Girl said...

The Rules is to cute and very true. The photo is so cool.

Amy said...

That 2nd photo has to be the cutest foot photo ever!! I absolutely love it!

Margaret said...

Those rules are great...We have the rule of 4ths at my house. :) Your shots are wonderful. Love those little piggies all in a row.

Jess said...

This is SO perfect and I can SO relate having 3 kids myself! I absolutely love it! I hope you are going to print these photos too- they are amazing! :)

Michelle said...

love the commentary. so true. the second photo is my favorite. i can see that big in a bedroom.

Suzy said...

These are just the cutest!

Angela2932 said...

I love your first foot photo! Your journaling is so cute! My first thought was to e-mail it to my daughter, the youngest of 3. . . esp about the part about the youngest always gets her way. But then my 2nd thought was, well. . . I better e-mail it to all 3! This would make great journaling for a scrapbook page.

Sharon said...

I love feet shots, and those peeking piggies are too cute!!