Conversation between the two of us on our NY trip this year:
ME: Alex, just look at the camera.
You don't have to stop what you are doing.
Just look at the camera.
No, you are looking down at the last minute again.
See, see how you aren't looking at me in this shot?
(showing him the pic on the back of the camera)
Ok, one more time and then you can go back to playing.
Alllllllllllex! You looked down again!
Listen, I'm going to take lots of pictures on this trip.
There are going to be lots of your brothers.
And when you grow up and look back at your pictures
you are going to say I didn't take as many pictures of you
because you are the middle child.
And that isn't true.
It is because you are always looking down at the last minute.
ALEX: Ok, I won't look down.
ME: Ok, there. That one was great. Thanks.
Now Max is the one who looks down all the time.
And he really doesn't care about the quantity of photos we have of him.
Unless he is jumping off of something huge
then he is very invested in me getting the shot.
I'm going to need a new stratagy for that little guy.