I had this idea in my head of this perfect shot of all the three boys, lined up with their new stripey socks on, ordered from littlest to oldest. I was going to take a shot of their feet and you could all marvel at the cuteness of the socks on little boys' feet.
Instead you get to marvel at the discrepancy between said ideas and the reality of lining three boys up for long enough to take shots of their feet.
They were happy enough putting the socks on -that much was no effort. They were thrilled that it was all finally done, so as soon as I suggested that they might wear them they were off to pull them over their feet.
So yeah, that was the easy part. The impossible part was to then keep them still to take pictures. Not even all three of them - just keeping one of them still was already pretty much impossible. D stood by and laughed at me as I futilely tried to motivate them to line up for my 'perfect' shot.
In the end I got them to lie down on the grass with their feet together. They were sufficiently intrigued by the novelty of that to try it for at least 3 seconds so there you go - 3 pairs of socks for boys, completed.