Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
When I see one of those perfect studio family portraits, where even the toddlers sit still and smile, it drives me crazy. I admit that I'm jealous, but I also have an instant, negative reaction to apparent perfection. I love authenticity.
Any time my son sees a camera he throws his hands up in front of his face and yells, "No Mama, no camera. No pictures!" Wait, I thought that wasn't supposed to start till adolescence?! Because of this, smiling family photos (even if they are frequently blurry, just my luck!) are worth their weight in gold around here.