Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Just an exaggeration....

If you ask my son to smile, this is what you are going to get. Just so you know.

Nope, he's not in pain. It always cracks me up that he thinks this is what a smile looks like. I keep thinking why does he think that his eyes need to be squinted almost closed? Then I caught my reflection when someone had made me smile and realized that my eyes get really small and squinty when I smile sometimes. I have always argued that children are an exaggeration of their parents. I believe this is case in point.
See the Little Jamaican? I think that may not even be an exaggerated version of one of my expressions. That is my, "Why would you possibly think it is ok to be mixing my flour and sugar back in forth in the canisters?" look.

As long as I am on this topic, once I told my sister this theory and she didn't speak to me for months. Her son was going through a particularly difficult to parent time. I was half serious, half crackin' a joke at the time. I wonder if she agrees with now.?

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Sometimes you just have to manipulate those smilers a little. We used to tell my daughter to make her meanest scary face for a picture when we wanted a smile because her camera smile looked like no smile I've ever seen while her scary face looked, surprisingly, just like a smile.

Of course, it is much more fun to look at his version of a smile, so you might not want to mess with it.

Nicole said...

I don't even want to talk about how much I see myself looking back at me from my kids.

BYW, I gave you an award over at my blog.

Trooper Thorn said...

Despite the facial contortions, I don't think I've ever seen a young man wear a tiny suit so well.

Dawn said...

That is too funny! We can definitely see ourselves in what our kids say and do if we pay enough attention! Your kids are so cute!

Jen said...

That is totally cracking me up. I don't see anything wrong with that expression. I kind of like it.

Jenn said...

Haha , how funny and cute !

RhondaLue said...

That's so funny! I think it's a kid requirement to go through that squinting, fake smile stage.

Your kids are beautiful!

Flea said...

Oh my gosh - that last expression (and the whole sugar/flour thing) made me laugh so hard! Yes, they imitate us.

Mine had a cheesy smile, specifically reserved for pictures. I so regret teaching them that. Yes, they could smile on demand, which was great, but it was only slightly more lovely than your son's smile.

And Trooper's right - what a handsome, handsome boy!

orangemily said...

He looks so handsome in his suit!

dlyn said...

I found your blog from Flea's and I am glad I did - bookmarking you for future visits. This post reminded me of this post 0f mine: http://dlynz.blogspot.com/2008/08/shots-that-didnt-make-skywatch.html . You will see why if you take a look. :)

Tash said...

so funny