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Politician praised for using photo of his cranky child in Christmas card

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 07/12/2015 | 15:01

Little Zachery wasn't happy during the photo shoot
Credit:Twitter/Labor Herald
Little Zachery wasn't happy during the photo shoot Credit:Twitter/Labor Herald

Most politicians strive to present a flawless image of their lifestyle at all times.

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Not Andrew Leigh, an MP in Australia's House of Representatives, who deserves to be praised for keeping it real.

During a family photo shoot, his three-year-old son Zachary threw a tantrum.

Instead of smiling for the camera like the rest of his family, Zachary grimaced and frowned heavily, letting his grumpiness show.

Rather than appeasing his cranky child and taking another photo, Leigh opted to use the photo featuring a cranky Zachary as his Christmas card.

"We did a photo shoot with the whole family for about 20 minutes.

"Our three-year-old enjoyed it initially, but then found it rather frustrating that we were all standing still and looking at the cameraman.

‘From his perspective, you can understand it – Why stand still when you can play?" the politician explained to Australia's Today.com.

Leigh explained that there was a pond located directly behind where the family were standing.

"Zachary’s next trick was to walk towards it.

"That got us moving," he quipped.

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