This is my first time on this challenge blog and although this might not be quite what you are looking for I hope to be able to explain; 'stirring' in Australia can also mean teasing... I could have used teasing in my title but it is not what my boys would say!
Every five years or so we have a professional photo shoot of our family; it is important to me that I capture the changes in ourselves and our family and the boys know how important this is to me. It is the one time they are not allowed to complain, not allowed to do silly things and are asked to just relax, smile and get on with it; I don't think once in five or so years is too much to ask. As I am also a little OCD the family is asked to dress in certain colours so everything coordinates. The fact that they look wonderful in blue and denim and these colours also go well with my interior decor are all important to me. The boys had all left home by this stage and two were married, the other two engaged, we also had two little grandsons; two and 6 months. This photo was taken in a park near our home; although it was summer, there was an easterly wind blowing so it was cold.
I was surprised to see each of the boys follow one another into the car park; all opened the car door at the same time and all got out at the same time; I thought it strange until I saw how they were dressed. Denim shorts, 'wife beater' (trucker) singlets and 'double plugger' thongs (flip flops for our international visitors) and their dark glasses. They had all gotten together the night before and decided to 'stir' Mum and had coordinated the whole thing. The two babies were supposed to be dressed the same way but it was far too cold. They didn't know if I would laugh or cry. I laughed; I thought it was so sweet that they would go to so much trouble to have some fun with me! I made them stay dressed that way until photo's were taken and then they changed, they were sooo cold!
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