I've been taking Christmas pictures of my children since well.. I've had them. The other night #6 brought me an 8 year old Christmas photo and was VERY VERY sad. You know sobbing with the lip out sad.
I asked him what was wrong, and he told me; "I'm not in this picture. Where am I mommy?"
I did the best I could explaining to a 3 year old where he was 8 years ago, and he demanded that I somehow put him in the picture.
I asked him why he wanted to be in the picture, and you know what that sweet little muffin said? "I just love my fambly (family) and I want to be with them." That warms my heart. 🙂