There is a reason why I am not a photographer:)
When the 1-year-old throws a fit...
and the 4-year-old gets distracted...
and the 5-year-old begins to complain...
after ONE MESSILY little picture,
I give up and say:
"Fine, just go inside and have some room time.
Mommy just wanted a sweet picture
with all three of my lovely children together,
but whatever!" And throw a mini-tantrum of my own!
"Alright, we'll try again next time."