We kept two of our grandchildren last weekend (almost 5 days actually) while their parents got settled in after their move from PA to Kentucky. It was fun, but it was exhausting (hence the title of this post – it was ME that was all tuckered out!). I had all kinds of plans to take them out in a nearby field to get some photos, but each day slipped by filled with feeding them, changing them, keeping them out of trouble and safe, naps, and early bedtime. On the last day, when I had their schedule firmly under control, it rained. All day. I was able to get some of Eislen just after she woke from her nap by giving her my hat to play with . These were done on my screened porch. The one of Ref was taken while he was in his booster seat just after dinner. I was disappointed that I didn’t get more shots of them, but I did get a good taste of what my clients with very young children experience when they book a photo session with me…it is so hard to control their child’s schedule so that the timing is right. That’s the main reason that I generally allow for several hours of leeway when I book a session with young families. I don’t want to stress them out further by worrying about exact times, and I am flexible enough that I can usually adjust the timing to work with them. So, if you have children that are a little unpredictable, don’t put off having them photographed and don’t be afraid to call me – my job as a custom photographer is to work with you to get the best images possible!