Just starting out in photography!

The background is very distracting. The white lint or spider webs or whatever on the bricks is very much competing for interest with the woman and the two boys, and the line that runs down the wall and right in to that boy's head on the right...ugh...the kid on the left is not looking at the camera either...and that single brick that sticks out past the others on the wall...just not a good, clean background...it's stealing from the people...
yea the background is actually water coming off the bricks and the line would be where that part of the wall goes over...and the 2 year old well was being a 2 year old =] I'm new at this and I'm just looking for tips or suggestions..thank u both for your comments
You cut off the fingers of the kid on the left.

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