Friday, October 1, 2010

To get a smile

The other day when we had our little "photo shoot" I had the toughest time trying to get Owen to smile much less even look at me.

 I tried everything.
I jumped.
I sang weird made up songs.
I made farting noises.

I pretended I was hurt ( he normally thinks this is hilarious)
I pretty much just made a fool of myself.
{thankfully the only people that could see me were my children- who already know how strange I am}

But I finally figured out how to get a smile from this little boy.

Are you ready?
I"m going to tell you a huge trick if you're trying to get your child to smile for those darling picture.

Tell your older children who are out there with you to MOON the unsmiling child.

O.K. Actually I did do that and yes, it did make him smile.

Next time I'm just going to start out with this.

But I'll try not to do it in public!


  1. That is too flippin funny!!! LOL Your such an awesome Mom! :)

  2. That is sooo funny Joy; You are a great Mom. Your kids are very lucky to have you.

  3. That is hilarious! I will have to keep that in mind for future photo shoots! :)

  4. Too funny! Boys love butts....why is that?? I like the 4th photo, I get that "your nuts mom" look from my boys all the time.