Taking family photos are so fun, aren’t they?
No, not really. It’s not easy to get everyone in our family together for a family photo.
That’s why our last family picture was in June 2015 for ds13’s bar mitzva.
The one before than was April 2014, less than three weeks after my face was burned. It wasn’t an accident that I posted a small picture that I digitally resized to make it hard to see clearly how blotchy I looked! We tried to take another one six months later but my skin tone was still so uneven in photos that I deleted every single picture.
This year, I insisted to my kids, we were going to take a family photo during Pesach vacation!
I planned to do this on erev Pesach – yes, really, I thought this would be quite relaxed because everything would be done so far in advance (try not to fall off your chairs laughing!). But I neglected to make sure that everyone in my family got a memo of my plans and some of them thought that sleeping before the seder would be a more bonding experience.
Actually, I agreed with them, and so I let them sleep. We completely enjoyed our seder with all of our family members being well-rested and fully present. And we took a picture a couple of days later instead.
Unfortunately that morning ds3 woke up with a cold and he looked so miserable in almost every picture. I’m grateful that we ended up with a couple of pictures that we like, and I’m optimistic that we can get another family photo in less than a year from now with ds3 looking like his cheerful self.
So here we are!