Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday morning before the Primary Program... also known as "picture conversations"

Each year in our church, we let the kids put on a "performance" of the things that they have learned throughout the year in church. It is a wonderful church meeting, and probably my favorite of the year.
I am not too proud to tell you that I bribbed my children with a crisp new five dollar bill if they memorized their parts. They accepted the offer and did an amazing job memorizing every last word.

Before we left for church, I thought it would be a great opportunity to snap a picture of my three kids still in Primary. Cassidy is already too old, and Lund will be getting the Priesthood this summer. Crazy!
 Here's the first picture. And here is how the conversation went.
Mom: "Great guys, but let's take another one just in case someone has their eyes closed. And Lund, is that a sucker? Before church..."
 Lund: "Mom, why do I have to smile? Whenever I smile you tell me I look like I just got pinched."
Mom:  "Fine, don't smile.."
Sarah: "I'll pinch you"
 Mom: "Nevermind. Lund... Come on.....Don't smile, don't smile......whatever you do, don't smile.. (this usually tricks them into smiling)........
 Mom: "Dang!"
Sarah: "Lund, just smile so mom will stop taking pictures!"
Will: "cheese...."
Here's the end result: I love you kiddos!!!!


LUND said...

This is photojournalism at it's best. Delightful!
Mom Karen

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LUND said...

Lund looks as if he just got pinched.