Today at the park there was a tractor with a claw parked out in a nearby field. When we go to parks Charles likes to wander, he doesn't usually play on the equipment for too long, and so he wandered over near this claw and found a shovel lying around and started digging. I grabbed Maren's camera(thanks for being prepared Maren :)) and followed him over for a little photo shoot. He was very obliging and let me take several pictures of him on the claw with happy smiles. But after about the 3rd pose he was ready to quit. I had one more that I wanted to take but he decided that he was done and put on his grumpy face.
Me begging, "Please Charles, can I get one more smile? Can I see your beautiful white teeth?"
I think his posture and facial expression gave a pretty clear answer that he wasn't going to comply:
"Please Charles. I'll put a bean in your jar."And yes, I am a mom who frequently bribes her children.