It's a scenario all parents can relate to, and an Australian politician has captured it beautifully in his Christmas card.
Andrew Leigh, who is a member of the Australian House of Representatives, and his wife tried posing for a family photo with their three children. But the youngest one just wasn't in the mood — at all.DAVID FOOTE / AUSPIC
Leigh provided the story behind the photo in an email to TODAY.com.
"We did a photo shoot with the whole family for about 20 minutes. Our three-year-old (Zachary) enjoyed it initially, but then found it rather frustrating that we were all standing still and looking at the cameraman, " he wrote. "From his perspective, you can understand it: Why stand still when you can play?"
After the youngster failed to get his way, "he decided to sit down and have a bit of a sulk about it, " Leigh said.
"What you don't see in the picture was that there's a pond behind us, and Zachary's next trick was to walk towards it. That got us moving!"