Listen, I have six… yes, six… kids. While this picture appears pulled together, the real story is that it was taken after they participated in a half-mile parade in 90 degree heat and awful humidity. They were so miserable and didn’t want to take the picture. It’s not often that we can get all of our kids together, in the same picture, and all so fabulously coordinating. So, I told them: “You won’t be leaving this parade unless you take this picture!” They quickly shaped up for 10 seconds and let me have my picture.
While this picture shows my children looking like angels, it took just about everything they had (and a test of my patience) to make it happen.