Here we are at the end of March! I can’t believe Me and Mine has come around so quickly, and in true Christie form we weren’t prepared again. I had grand plans but we are always busy always rushing somewhere. So the quest for the perfect family photo goes on!
This month I feel I got one step nearer, but there were hitches. When I decided last night to get everyone out for a family photo Jack was in the middle of a game of FIFA. It seems on this occasion FIFA took priority and of course the careers of lots of pretend inch high football players were hanging in the balance, thus my proposed Christie team photo was met with much grunting and groaning, but a final agreement to co-operate for 10 minutes after his match, grrr.
After pacing the floor and waiting for the all-important match to end we set off on a dash to the field, I with my tripod in hand and excited about using my remote app to take the photos. It has taken me ages to work out how to do this and was feeling giddy about trying it out.
So there we were with 7 minutes remaining until the next match, the wind blowing and my tripod staked into the ground. Jack was moaning a groaning as I set up, Chris moaning at Jack for moaning and Joe taking the golden opportunity to wind Jack up. But hey my remote worked until the circulation stopped in my freezing fingers and I could no longer get my touch screen to work.
Then just as I took my last shot Jack sprinted off home, Chris and Joe disappeared into the field with Toby leaving me like a Billy no mates to dismantle my tripod and walk home alone. But happy I had my shots.
Tips for next month: This angle is not a great one for my double chin, I need to set the camera higher or put us lower, I had to discard loads. Plan better to avoid important imaginary football matches, although how easy it is to plan against an imaginary world I am not sure.
And I know I say this every month but DO NOT leave it until the last day. But hey, lots of memories created here, that one-day we will laugh at. And I am one step nearer to the perfect family shot. But then I suppose in our own chaotic way they are all perfect to us.