It has been an experience of a lifetime for me and I must share it with all of you. I remember the first time when my father even mentioned the idea of getting a family picture; I gave him an exhausted expression. Well, what can I say? I really underestimated the selling skills that my father has. He understood and took in the expressions that he received from around the table and went back to his room. After contemplating for days, he came into the living room when the whole family was just watching television and announced a family contest. This had everyone’s complete attention.
He handed us all an invitation to submit original family portrait ideas to him. We were to think of something which showcased every family member and highlighted our bond to each other. It seemed like work but we were all kind of excited because we had never done anything like this in the past.
I started counting the days of the week because my father was going to announce the winner over the next weekend. I am a little proud and a lot happy to share that I won. I submitted an idea of my dad inventing a contest to bring all of us together. Pretty clever of me, I think.