I am notorious for getting out my camera when I should be intervening in a catastrophe. Sometimes these are on-off shots of the end calamity, but some of my favourites are the as they happen action shots. A series can very effectively tell a story about the levels of mischief small girls (and boys) can get up to.
Lesson 1 in parenting: It is better to laugh than cry.
Lesson 2: When in doubt, get out your camera.
Lesson 3: Very few markers actually are washable, despite what they say on the box.
(Settings: Shot in manual on a Canon 7d with a 15-85mm lens at 19mm – ISO500, 1/60-1/80 sec, f/5.6 – colour curves adjusted in slightly in Lightroom 3 to give a more accurate representation of the light at the eye-watering time of 5:30am!!)