Ordinary Moments – “Hold my hand!”

We’ve been in London the past few days, one of my most favourite places on earth. We used to visit every few months but that’s changed since Little Z arrived and this is only his second ever trip to the big smoke.

It’s fair to say he’s absolutely loved it and we have a very large number of smiley photos capturing all out visits and family moments. I’m trigger happy but my hubby is like a paparazzo most occasions so captures a lot of nice moments. Like this one…

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He’s a bit crazy about snapseed and photo editing apps so everything is edited and highlighted and contested and warmed up a bit. I’m more of a lazy shoot and upload kind of girl.

Being a paparazzo he also captures a lot of the behind the scene moments, like this one, caught about a minute before the one above.

“Hold my hand Z!”
“I don’t want to!!!”
“You have to. It’s dangerous. The road is there.”
“I want to runnn!”

About a year ago I would have turned a deep red, embarrassed at having to deal with a mini tantrum in public. I now don’t really care and have the “kids will be kids” attitude. I was about to start dishing out iPad/ Cbeebies removal threats when the hubby spotted we were in the ideal location for a snap.

Hubby: “Ok stop fighting. Say cheese both of you!”
Little Z: “Cheese Daddy!” (With a picture perfect smile).
Me: Huh.

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  1. Potty Mouthed Mummy February 22, 2015 / 9:22 am

    Ha H is the same sometimes, he’s even taken to saying “I’ll hold my own hand”. Um it doesn’t quite work like that… ha ha. Love that he is photo ready at any time xx
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  2. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) February 22, 2015 / 9:36 am

    Ha ha well glad it stopped the tantrum, love the difference between the two photos too, very real, thank you for sharing!! Xx
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  3. Lec @ Babystuff.tips February 22, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Hilarious. My little guy prefers not to have his hand held as well. Guess he likes doing stuff by himself. He is pretty good at holding hands when we are out though, so that is something.
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  4. Karen February 22, 2015 / 9:59 am

    Haha I have a little one like that that just wants to run! that top photo is lovely and the bottom one reminds me of some I’ve taken of my girls

  5. The Reading Residence February 22, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    Wise daddy! It is funny how you get so calm about tantrums, though, the more you’ve had. x
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  6. Reneé @ Mummy Tries February 22, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    Love this post hon, a perfect example of how to diffusea tantrum! Great snaps and I’m glad you had a fab time xxx
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  7. Susan Mann February 22, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I’ve never taken the kids to London, but then I’ve only been 3 times. Looks like wee Z loved it x
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  8. Hayley (@hayleyfromhome) February 23, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Love both the photos! Haha, I’ve learnt not to let the tantrums bother me anymore, I think you just realise we are all the same. Sounds like a lovely weekend and Little Z’s big grin on the first photo is adorable!
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  9. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely February 23, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    This is exactly what happens with us!! Most photos of me and the boys are side on as I’ve turn to stop them from running off. Life’s too exciting for them to stay still for a pic. I love that top one of the two of you. So, so sweet x
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  10. Sarah MumofThree World February 24, 2015 / 8:48 am

    Aagh! He’s obviously a seasoned pro at having his photo taken! Being in London with kids terrifies me – they would get lost in seconds. Last time we went was for the Tower poppies and both the younger two held my hand.y son did it voluntarily and he NEVER holds my hands!
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  11. older mum in a muddle February 25, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Hello! I hope you had a nice half term. I haven’t blogged for ages as I’m totally going hell for leather on the novel at the moment and I’ve just finished a six week self-editing course. Anyway – I love the new blog design – it looks fab. Little A can also be very stubborn when she refuses to hold my hand – I have to grab on tight! X
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  12. Let Kids Be Kids February 27, 2015 / 8:08 am

    Great distraction technique from hubby! Love the way children can so easily (sometimes) be distracted from a melt down. Lovely moments to remember #PoCoLo
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  13. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) February 27, 2015 / 11:34 am

    Always my problem! My kids not wanting to hold hands or stay put in a car heavy area!

    London looks so alive and lovely at night! #pocolo
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  14. Sara (@mumturnedmom) February 27, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    Love this, the two photos are just perfect, and just completely capture the reality 🙂
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  15. Farmerswifeandmummy February 27, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    What a fabulous photo. I would love more natural photos. In reality, I have to ask my husband to take the staged ones 😉
    I can’t wait to go to London again I am just waiting to be out of prams.
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  16. Poppy February 28, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Love this – it’s so true that most photos need a few different takes to get the right one! It’s lovely to see both versions x

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