My computer has an application called Photo Booth. It allows you to take pictures from the computer’s camera and add special effects. You can also record short videos. My kids call it “Face Game.” My dad introduced them to it. They used to love to hang out with him in his office and make weird faces that he would let them print out to bring home. They were so excited when we bought this computer and they discovered that they could play Face Game at home!
I didn’t realize just how much they loved it until I opened the application recently and discovered that they have taken 543 photos of themselves and have recorded 197 movies. I decided to watch a few of the movies and was amazed to find that I may be raising the next John Hughes, Steven Spielberg, and Sofia Coppola (I only know one female director). I would happily show you a movie or two that they created, but I haven’t taught myself how to insert my own videos into my blog posts yet. Maybe I should see if my kids know how. It’s too bad I can’t show them to you. They’re hilarious and maybe even a little disturbing.
I can show you a few pictures that I found:
I had to laugh when I saw this picture. I had no idea they’d talked Kentucky Granny into playing:
All three of these little Snoodles are hams. I have no idea where they get it.
I don’t care if they are my kids, they’re pretty cute little Snoodles. Which reminds me of one of my friend “Ralph’s” favorite stories. Let’s call it “How Not to Tell A Mom She Has a Cute Kid.” I was talking to someone at a church event one evening and the conversation went something like this:
FRIEND: Your daughter is such a doll.
ME: Well, thank you.
FRIEND: No, really. Every time I see her I’m struck by what a pretty little girl she is.
ME: That’s sweet of you to say.
FRIEND: So, does she like K’s baby pictures?
ME: No, not really. Her brother does, but she really doesn’t.
FRIEND: Does she look like someone else in his family?
ME: I don’t think so.
FRIEND: Does she look like your baby pictures?
ME: I think she does a little. Our eyes are different colors, but I think I see a resemblance in pictures.
FRIEND: Or maybe she looks like someone in your family?
ME: We think she looks like my mom’s baby pictures.
FRIEND: I’ve just been trying to figure it out. Because she looks nothing like you. (pause) She’s absolutely beautiful.
ME: (pause) Thanks (?)
And now that I’ve made Ralph’s day, I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to the most definite better half of that couple, his precious wife and one of my very best friends AND the mother of the great Ruby Jane. Happy birthday, Tanya. I hope this is your best year yet! I consider it an honor and a privilege to call you friend.