So, last week I was taking a few pictures of a graduate and her daughter. Her daughter was not the least bit interested in having her picture taken since there was a playground nearby and a previous slip of the tongue by grandpa about ice cream. She was not at all cooperative. But a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. A lady came walking by with a parrot, which totally fascinated the little girl. We jokingly asked if we could use the parrot, and the lady happily obliged. And wham. There was a smile. Or two. Or three. And a giggle here and there by her AND mom. We ended up getting me some great pictures. I love it when the unexpected happens.
And in case you were wondering, there WAS ice cream afterwards.