One of my goals is to take better candids of my grandchildren than I did of my children.
I am not anticipating grandchildren anytime soon, but I need a lot of practice, so that is a good thing.
(It is a good thing for all sorts of better reasons, too.)
Anyway, I try to snap a few shots whenever children do visit me, which is always harder than I think it will be. Photographing them requires me to not be actively playing and interacting in my usual way. For example, holding a baby and taking her photo, it's just not possible, and I'd rather get the baby snuggles. I am enchanted by building the train tracks, dyeing the eggs, discussing who was the greatest Jedi, popping bubbles, and digging for worms with children. See why I will need years of practice?