The Christmas Picture
Oh, Christmas pictures. The joy. The family unity. The cooperation of children with their totally relaxed parents.
I didn’t ban the children from the room multiple times during setup because they kept tripping on the light cords.
I didn’t threaten to ban a child from the Christmas picture altogether, thereby erasing him from our family (for at least one year).
One of our kids didn’t break a piece of the nativity set.
That same kid didn’t sit on a present like a chair, smashing it.
Mmm, hmm. That’s what happened.
Well, regardless of what really happened, we did get some fun pictures.