Our little Mack, or Malachi, was dropped into our lives over 6 years ago by a loving and merciful God who knew that we needed a bit of humor and a little shake-up in our lives. It was a bit of an upheaval to have a baby again in our middle-aged years, with our oldest son newly in college, but I can’t imagine our lives now any differently, of course. Our little man is so much fun. I got a new digital camera not long ago, and I tried to coax little Mack into letting me take our picture together. Here is what happened:
“See, look, I’ll hold the camera and you kiss me on the cheek, okay . . .?”
“”Here. . . wait–don’t look at the camera this time–and my cheek is down here–c’mon, we can do this . . . it’s not rocket science–just one kiss, okay? It won’t kill you.”
“There ya go! That’s what I’m talking about! See? That wasn’t so tough, was it??”
“Oh look, this is how you turn the flash back on–whoops!–now what are you doing–?”
“Oh, now don’t make me laugh–shoot–what’s so funny?”
“Let’s try to take one more nice one, now, shall we . . . ? Mack? Okay?”
“One more serious one and then you can go play, okay . . .? That’s not very serious, now–“
“Just one more , honey, and then you can go play–hey, scoot back here with me–“
“There ya go–that’s nice–thanks, honey.”
And with that–have a happy day, you!
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