Every summer in Greece I bribe ask my kids to let me take some yearly photos. Obviously my own kids have to make me work really hard for it. They usually start a bit grumpy because they would rather be doing something else, then they start being silly and then eventually we get something kind of usable for a Christmas card.  Good thing I like capturing their grumpy and silly ones too, otherwise we would be in trouble. Oh and they are totally going to tell me off for posting pictures of them  in which they are… *gasp* hugging.