Step 1: Set your camera to self-timer mode.
Step 2: Instruct your whole family to stand in front of your camera for 5 minutes straight while you find the perfect height and angle from which to take a group photo.
Step 3: Force the family to pose through at least 4 iterations of this process.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 at every celebration you have, with every family/friend group you visit with children in tow.
You may think I am kidding, but I assure you, I am not. My poor sweet bored Flanna is extremely familiar with these 4 steps.
The only saving grace for the poor children are the moments we remember to be silly and have fun... and those moments produce the best photos by far!
I'd love to hear about any silly family traditions that exist in your family! How do you and your friends/family have fun when you're together?