Wearing a cute outfit ready for a date with her favorite aunt, I asked Coco to smile for a photo. Like most 3 year-olds, she flashed a smile on command. Oh, she gave me what I asked for… but it was fake. Thrilled just thinking about the day ahead, she was smiling all over herself. That is, until the very second I said, “Colette, look at Nana and smile.” (Everyone knows that’s a no-no, but I got in a hurry and fell right into the trap.)
Still, I swear I didn’t tell her to “say cheese” — even though that’s exactly what it looks like.