"But Mom," she said, "you know I hate to smile for the camera." "I know, but just once, for me?" I replied.
"Um, OK, but only one" she said.
So I snapped this shot, which I don't really think is a smile and I started to try and get another one of her really smiling but...
She shook her fist at me and said "NO, MOM, you already took a picture, NO MORE or I will get angry!!"
So then I took another, and then she got angry and started to cry. "You broke your promise" she bawled, "NO MORE PICTURES". "OK,OK," I said, "If I don't take any more pictures will you please just calm down?"
She snifled and replied hesitantly, "Alright, that's a deal."
So you see folks, I really, really tried to get one of her smiling. It just wasn't in the cards for that day, or the next, or probably the next few.