Had trouble getting the Little Star to sit still for a passport photo. Took me half an hour and I couldn't get the required “facing full-front, not smiling”. So, I took her to an expert. Took him half an hour too, but at least he got the shot. The Little Star thought it was hilarious to stick her thumb in for the reaction she got, then to stand on the stool, then to face the wall instead of the photographer. I got a full understanding of the film-maker advice to "never work with children or animals. Next day, just as I was completing her passport application, I came back from making coffee to find she'd climbed onto the table and drawn on every single photo. Grrrrrrrrrr. Talk about a lesson in grace and patience!
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