OK, parents. Want to know how to make your child smile for a photo every time? Just say "poophole." It's that easy. Like above: Lucy eating a cookie at Lyman Orchard in Connecticut this weekend. Poophole. The good thing is when your kid later repeats it, it can sound a lot like "football" (especially if there's a cookie in her mouth). So you don't have to explain how a 2-year-old knows the word poophole.
Speaking of poopholes, I lost an entire weekend day coaxing a dump out of child. Poor thing. Now I have class tonight and still have homework to do. Plus our dear babysitter's bathroom roof caved in this weekend, so I don't get my usual Monday morning catch-up time. Parenting: not all poophole-party-funtime.