Picture 1: They're normal, looking for a way to express themselves.
Photo 2: They're starting to loosen up.
Photo 3: They have permission to be themselves.
Photo 4: OK, kids, project!
Photo 5: Let's see who the actors are.
I went by Madeline's post-birthday-birthday-party today to take a couple of photos and came up with this series that I just love. Line up a bunch of seven-year-olds and ask them to pose and generally they do what they think you want. Today we had them do that, then asked them what they wanted to do and here's what they came up with. It's a hoot.