I have known about the eyes closed before the shot and then open and shoot away... but blinking isn't the problem. Is it that one kid (mine) likes to ham it up, one is a baby, one is severely handicapped and can't take direction and the other kid is just bad/questionably raised.
Several years ago, I made the joke that if Lisa (my sister-in-law) had a day care it would be called, "Stern Hand Daycare (for everyone else's kid)". It was long and wordy and only somewhat funny. I'm not entirely convinced that my niece had ever heard the word "no" until she was 5. But I digress.
I know what you mean, I just met my 23 month old nephew, I feel sure the first time he heard no was when I told him to leave the hifi alone! And that was after waiting for some sort of reaction from his parents...
Speaking of grandmothers... I wonder if mine will let me take her portrait... which will inevitably be used at her funeral.Rotflmao!
"Ok Momo, now look at the camera and pretend like you are sorry for all the mean things you said to people over the years. No... that's a smile... act like you mean it."
That is so funny sad true of many of all our elderly relatives, the only one in my family that truly has he right to be mean and or grumpy is my 88 year old father, he went ashore on D+4, went through to the end of the war and experienced things no man should have to, and no man has the right to do to another, yet still it is going on!