I don’t really mean actual Candid Camera type antics, though my host family did express some surprise when I started taking pictures of them doing things like eating dinner and watching TV.
Of course, they immediately retaliated by taking pictures of me, so I guess they’re okay with it. I’m eating black sesame seed ice cream here. Pretty tasty.
Like I said, though, still a bit confused. This is my host “mom” and the Mini Monster.
Mini Monster’s main occupation, besides going to preschool, is dancing and singing along to the same boy band music video over and over. They’re called Arashi and if I don’t have that song memorized by the end of December, I’ll be almost disappointed. Almost.
He also has a lifetime goal to see how many times he can sneak into my room. So far, Mini Monster – 3, Me – 25. I’m also experimenting here with Angella Dykstra’s How To Take Great Pictures Of Your Kids, mostly the idea of putting the kid in the corner of the shot.
This shot is from yesterday. He was wearing khakis, a button-down shirt, a vest, a bowtie and suspenders when I got home, apparently because he had just finished his Montessori School interview. That’s right, they interview three-year-olds at these fancier daycares. Oy.
Anyway, I didn’t want to ask how it went, but as he was coming in the door he asked “Are you still mad?” and his mom replied “Not anymore.” Ruh roh.
I got these two pictures before he decided that he was done. Took him about ten minutes, but he got it all off.
Lest you think this post was about the kid (so much easier to take kid candids than adult candids), I’ll throw in some grown-ups. These are a few fellow IES peeps hanging out before going to Mama Mia! (in Japanese). The camera was behaving especially well that day.