Allie in a Homemade Witch’s Hat

So Allie.

Allie is an interesting and charismatic and tenacious little creature. She never takes no for an answer.

N-E-V-E-R.

She’d rather lay on the floor, kicking and screaming, than accept a situation she does not find pleasing.

Because I’m the mother, I outlast her, but it always takes much longer than I think is acceptable.

Despite her intense and strong-willed nature, Allie is affable the majority of the time. She’s giggly and makes jokes a lot. Fun times.

The girls each made a black witch’s hat while I was making the one for this post. They both used paint and glitter and garland, and they both came out pretty cute.

I wanted to get a photo or two of Allie sporting her fancy witch’s hat.

She calls it her birth’ay hat, which is always followed by I can have some birth’ay cake now?

And then I have to crush her hopes and dreams and tell her that it’s not her birthday, and her hat is a witch’s hat not a birthday hat.

She says, No Mommy. It’s a birth’ay hat. and she pats my leg as if to comfort me in my ignorance.

That kid.

So anyway, we sat down to get a photo of her in her hat. The living room was well-lit, and I was sure it was take about five minutes to get the perfect shot.

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Well.

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Not so much.

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She made ridiculous face after ridiculous face.

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She ducked and wiggled and swerved and laughed.

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I took 12 pictures.

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Exactly 0 of them came out in focus with a nice expression and the hat in view.

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As you can see, these are not my best ever photos.

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{sigh}

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“Say cheese!” I said. “Look at the camera, Allie!” “Allie? Please look at Mummy.”

Nada.

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This one is pretty good, I thought. You can’t see the hat, but it’s almost in focus and a nice expression.

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She was scolding me here.

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I wish I got a kiss out of all that puckering, but I didn’t.

And this is why there is no post on making a witch’s hat without a giant brim. Maybe someday.

© 2013, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

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