Like herding cats…

We’ve all heard the expression, right? But who would attempt such a foolhardy enterprise? Cats are proud, unique, individual, single-minded beings not to be messed with by the likes of us mere mortals. Yep, cats are a bit like toddlers in that respect.

You know how it is, you’ve finally got all the members of your family together in one place and its the perfect opportunity to capture a single moment for posterity. You gather the clans in the same general vicinity, make your intentions known…and then the fun begins. Here is a classic example of the scene you can expect to follow:


Note the hilarious cartoon like dash my brother in law attempted to escape the picture mere seconds after trying to plant a small (extremely unhappy) gruffalo in the centre of the frame. The fact that everyone appears to be mushrooming out in different directions, and the look of resignation on my nine year old nephew’s face (he had been saying “this is never going to work” on repeat for the previous ten minutes).

I have to admit this does make me chuckle. Now if I could just invent a toddler version of catnip (which could be dangled appealingly over the camera lens) I could make a fortune!


19 thoughts on “Like herding cats…

    • Aw thanks! Its funny you should say that because I’m having the header re-designed to something comletely different as we speak! The current picture is something I nicked from t’interwebs the day I set up my blog as I needed something in a hurry!!

  1. Drives me mad trying to get a family shot. I still cling to the hope I’ll get one with everyone looking at the camera. I love yours with the action movements of all involved! #sharewithme

  2. This is absolutely BRILLIANT! So funny I can’t stop laughing only I know you were probably begging them to all stay and smile and frustrated at the time like I am normally but glad I am not alone. This is a framer and too perfect. Even better than a picture that was posed and smiled for. I love it. The facial expressions could never be fake. This is life and reality which is ALWAYS better. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me Week 10. #sharewithme I hope to see you again soon.

    • I think you’re right Jenny – I have a picture of JJ when he was about 18 months dressed as an angel at his nursery christmas do looking absolutely miserable but this picture is one of my absolute favourites because it just makes me laugh – what a bad mummy! πŸ˜‰

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