Two weekends ago my brother got married. In preparation I bought a new dress, got my eyebrows threaded, my hair professionally styled and even set aside my ambivalence towards body shaping garments and shimmied into some Spanx. I was sure, just certain that we would get one wonderful smiling family photo. When that failed, I held onto the hope that it was still quite possible to get Leila to smile for a photo with mama.
This is what I got.
That’s okay. I still have those happy pumpkin patch photos.