9 Times Leyna Just Could Not With Me And My Camera

Every now and then someone will question or comment about why I don’t write and share more about Leyna.

Listen, I promise she’s not some poor, neglected middle child.

I try to be careful about only sharing what is my story to share, and as my kids get older, the story becomes more and more theirs.

But mostly, she’s just… not putting up with my shit, not having any part of my Instagram game. Every now and then I’ll luck out, or I’ll literally PAY her to take pictures (when it’s part of a blog campaign that I’m getting paid for, which I think is only fair).

She really just doesn’t enjoy posing for me, or modeling, or showing off stuff. Or standing still. Or looking at me if I’m holding a camera.

As evidence, here are 9 times Leyna just could NOT with me and my camera:

1. Just this past weekend at A Day Out With Thomas…


Can you… not?


Oh, I’m sorry. Were you trying to get us to all take a picture? TraLaLaLaLa! After I finish this jig. Maybe. Prolly not.

2. At the pumpkin patch



3. For this project that I PAID HER FOR

IMG_9463That’s right. It was a PAID gig. Not bribery. There’s a difference. Okay?

4. At her birthday party


Yeah, if you could just not mess up the makeup… mmmmhmmm… air kissses! Are we done?

5. Basically every normal day of her life


Um, it’s a cup? With a straw? I’m drinking water? Is this.. worth documenting?

6. When she just wanted a freaking cupcake and everyone was doing the Chicken Dance


7. That Easter she just wanted to eat her Peeps in private


8. When I brought her to her brother’s football practice

A photo posted by Jill Krause (@babyrabies) on

9. Every. single. time. those damn bluebonnets bloom




No, but really, you need more of that bluebonnet protest in your life. Go read this classic post now.Β 

  • Jessica Franks - this is awesome. My first daugter just couldn’t and still can’t. I feel ya.ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Dudzinski - These are all hilariously adorable, but number three had me cracking up. You look gorgeous & Leyna’s all “I am NOT here for this.”ReplyCancel

  • Adrian - Story of my life! My youngest son looks every which way during pictures!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferG - Love that girl!! She’s got spirit, yes she does! Right now, my almost 3 year old toddler is in the “jazz hands” “look at me” phase, I am not quite ready for this. Your girl is growing up!ReplyCancel

  • Ammie - I feel you on this – one of my twins just does NOT care to have his picture taken. Leyna’s expression in the pumpkin picture reminds me of the “Kayla is not impressed” memes after the Olympics a few years ago.ReplyCancel

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