Jake gave me one of my more trying moments as a parent this morning. Even though we had a busy day planned, I decided to take the kids to the Arboretum this morning to get their picture made with live bunnies. They only do this on Mondays & Tuesdays in March & there just aren't that many days that will work for us, so I saw this as my chance.
After waiting in line for over an hour, all the while wrestling Jake to keep him from running away, we finally made it to our turn. As I led the kids over to the little bench that they were to sit on, Jake freaked out & started crying uncontrollably. I'm not really sure why; maybe the photographer just scared him. Despite my best efforts, he refused to calm down, so the picture we'll be receiving in the mail will show a smiling Mal & a sobbing Jake. Sound familiar? That's right, just like their Santa pictures.
To top this off, they didn't even have a bunny in the picture because the bunny had bitten a kid early in the line, so the photographer nixed the bunny from the photo scene. I was already a bit uncomfortable in the presence of the very polished moms standing around me in line, & my screaming child did little to ease this. By the time we made it to the car, I was crying right along with him. It's a good thing he's so adorable, or he might not be able to pull off stunts like this & still steal my heart with a grin thirty minutes later.
My sweet boy having some reading time with Daddy