Here’s a quick task for you to com­plete be­fore the hol­i­day is up – start a fam­ily tra­di­tion of snap­ping a photo you’ll re­peat each year

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - YOUR LIFE -

‘Ev­ery sum­mer, my fam­ily would plan a big beach hol­i­day with all our cousins,’ says par­ent­ing ex­pert Jill Si­mo­nian, au­thor of The Fab Mom’s Guide (Sky­horse Pub­lish­ing). ‘At the end of each trip, they’d line all of us kids up from tallest to short­est and snap a photo. Some years the se­quence of who-stands-where would change if some­one had had a well-timed growth spurt.’ These pics are both sweet and hi­lar­i­ous to look back on.

Nat­u­rally, the tra­di­tion con­tin­ues with the 10 chil­dren in her fam­ily’s next gen­er­a­tion. FOR THE BEST CAN­DID SHOTS: Have your kids stand with their backs to you. Then shout, ‘Turn around!’ Start snap­ping im­me­di­ately. FOR A GREAT POSED PIC: For­get ask­ing them to say ‘cheese’. Ask for a silly-face shot and while they re­cover from the hi­lar­ity, take your smil­ing pic­ture.

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