Last November we got together with our friend Zane, an amazing photographer, and asked him to take some pictures of our family. Alice had just turned 1, and the time seemed right. At some point, I asked for some pictures of just Alice and me. The light was fading fast, so we went out to our little balcony.
I tried to think of things to do, because (news flash) babies don’t exactly know how to pose and smile for the camera yet.
I pointed at stuff, etc.
I asked her where Mommy’s nose was.
I asked her where Mommy’s teeth were.
Okay, in retrospect maybe not the best idea–Mama look a little horsey.
Anyway, then I thought it would be cute to get Alice to give her Mama a kiss. She had just learned how to do this and I died inside a little every time she planted a wet one on my face. It was just sooooo cute.
“Can you give Mama a kiss?” I asked.
And this, my friends, is what happened.