I had this happen at my daughter’s dance recital. This one girl just wanted her picture taken with anyone who was getting their picture taken. As I was trying to get some shots of my daughter and her close friends, she kept getting in the photo. I finally said to her, look…I don’t know you, you aren’t even in my daughters class. We are trying to get some pictures done before the show starts, will you please stop getting in the pictures. I wasn’t as nice as I could be, but she was going from person to person getting in everyone’s pictures, didn’t care if she knew them or not. She finally went and sat down. The other mom’s were glad I said something, no one else wanted to be the one to do it, but I didn’t want this kids picture. It would have been different if I would have had some clue who she even was, but I’d never seen the kid before in my life.
Absolutely. Hambone children are looking for a bit of attention, someone to care. You talk to the child as though the child is an actual human being rather than yelling at him like a dog. You talk to him about your father, about Memorial Day, about taking a photo for your sisters who cannot be there and so educate a boy to become a man. Children treated like errant hopeless dogs grow up to be errant hopeless dogs. Children respected as human beings grow up to be respectful human beings
It’s been my experience with kids like this, that they really don’t care why you are doing what you are doing. They just want in the photo. Should they be treated badly? No, but they aren’t going to listen to you talk about your dad. The kid was being a brat and trying to ruin her photos. My question would have been, where is your mother and why aren’t you with her. My guess is she was hiding from her kid:D