My Kids Are Perma Photo Bombs

I was trying to take a photo of myself, which is surprising for a blogger. In my weak defense, it was for a good cause. However, my attempt was doomed from the start because my children have Scott’s and my TAKEMYPICTURE genes transforming them into perma photo bombs.

I thought one or two pictures would end the madness. I’ve clearly learned nothing in my years of parenting.

Oh well. I think these pictures were for a good cause, too — that one about motherhood and laughter.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

16 thoughts to “My Kids Are Perma Photo Bombs”

  1. Whenever we can’t find our 2 year old, the first place we check is the computer downstairs, which is usually where he is playing with PhotoBooth on the Mac. He’s such a diva.

  2. I’ve introduced the younger son to Skype (so that he can Skype his grandparents, etc.) and had him practice with me. There are elaborate shenanigans that take place when you put the kid in front of a webcam.
    Be afraid for me.

  3. Gee, it’s a shame your kids hate having their pictures taken isn’t it. Seriously, the one of the three of you, the sixth one up from the bottom, has wonderful composition. You oughta get an artist to paint a picture of it. I’ve always wondered: do you have a tripod for your photos or does Scott do them? or what?

    1. Haha. Yes, they are so photo shy.
      My computer has a photo booth application so we can sit in front of the computer and take pictures, which is where all of these are from.
      But most of our photos are done on my iPhone by me or Scott.

  4. it starts so innocently, doesn’t it?

    “Yes, you can sit with me for one nice picture. Oh! good smile. Ok…”

    and then it turns into mayhem.

    also? i like your hair. when did it get so long and pretty?

  5. It always brightens my day reading your posts. I think the pictures are awesome! We play with PhotoBooth all the time. Plus, you gave me some reassurance that I’m not the only mom that lets her 2009 child still have a pacifier from time to time!

  6. I know others have already mentioned this, but I’m loving your long, pretty hair.

    These are fun pictures – even if they didn’t accomplish your original goal.

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