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Thursday, August 15, 2013
The boo-boo face, never before captured on film
Years ago, a friend with older kids told me to snap pictures of my kids when they were crying. She said someday, I'd want to remember that look.
This is the sort of advice that gives you pause, because they only thing you are thinking when your child is crying is PLEASE STOP PLEASE STOP PLEASE STOP. It's not typically an endearing form of behavior. Well, except for when Max does what we call his boo-boo face, which makes me melt every time. He juts out his bottom lip, wells up and generally looks pitiful.
Max has been doing the boo-boo face since he was a baby, and only does it when he is very sad. Otherwise, if it's a sad-mad type of reaction, he lets out this charming screech that makes you fear for your eardrums.
In this shot, it was raining outside and I'd just told Max we wouldn't be able to go to the rides. I knew he'd make the face the second I told him, and I had my camera ready. He did not disappoint. I did feel a little mean snapping it as he sniveled but someday, I am sure, he will thank me. Or sue me.
Have you taken pics of your kids crying?
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 6:40 AM