I talked my mom into taking these pictures a few years ago for my birthday. They are the only pictures I have of her. (yes, I realize I only have one of them here - time constraints) When I asked her if she would do it I said, "I want something for my birthday so you can't turn me down."
"What is it," she asked suspiciously.
"I want pictures of you and I together. We don't have any because my whole life you have been waiting to get skinny before you took a picture. If you die, I won't have even one picture of you."
Thankfully she concented. I also had pictures of my dad and I made that year. Since they are divorced that is the closest I could get to a family portrait.
Isn't my mom pretty?