Have you ever tried to get three young boys to look at the camera at the same time? Anytime that we attempt this, we take countless pictures and it always goes something like this:
"Why don't you all stand on this cool rock while I take a picture?"
"Ian, come over here for a picture, please."
"Now look at me and say, beach!"
"Guys, look at ME!"
"Henry, Ian, look over HERE!"
"Come on, guys. I just need ONE picture with everyone looking."
"Let's pretend that we're explorers who discovered this beach. Look at the camera for your picture in the newspaper."
"Boys, please look at me."
(Saying nothing and hoping that by some magic, that will work.)
"Forget it. Go play. I guess we won't get a great picture on the beach."
For more on our beach exploring, check out our nature walk post on the homeschool blog.