Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sometimes I call her Whiny-Butt...

Okay, I'll admit, sometimes I can be Mommy Dearest (Remember that old show?)...but most of the time, I think, I'm pretty cool and we pretty much have a happy go-lucky life...

Or so I like to portray on my blog and to the people of the world...for some reason I feel like a failure of the most failures if I show my kids less than perfect...

Okay-I don't. I'm kidding. I don't care what people think...most of the time anyway--

But I looked back through my archives and MOST of the time I am only showing the pictures of when my kids, and especially PeePs, is smiling and performing in front of the camera...remember this post?

Well...she is not always fun and games, and she doesn't ALWAYS want her picture taken. At those times, I swear, she was adopted and not from my biological gene...how she doesn't want to turn the right angle and smile away I'll never know...most of the time she does...and most of the time I can coax her into playing along with me and my camera session.


But this day...the day I needed her to be at her peak...she decided to be the WHINY BUTT...no lie...and then I VOW she is sick...that she must be coming down with some kind of terminal illness because, "This is just not like her" I explain to her teacher who is trying to leave and get to the rest of her day!

I went into this thinking I would get the best and cutest photos of my little girl in the stuff her Aunt Mandi made her so that Mandi could put them on her blog to display to clients...

Note to self: Only natural light...florescent light...sucks!

Do you see what I mean though...I coaxed...I made silly faces...I bribed Dora treats...I threatened...to no avail!

Then I used reverse Psychology...I said, "Never mind PeePs, don't smile...you are no good at it anyway...and I bet Aunt Mandi will want another little girl to wear your cute stuff to take pictures of her"--okay I'm pretty much trying to bully her...I get it...I was desperate!
So then I got that---half smile.

and so I continued, "No, PeePs...don't do it...don't you dare smile! I'm done..." then I looked away and pretended to turn my camera off.

And then VIOLA...she gives me one little laugh smile...and like a Ninja on the run I pulled my camera up and snapped away! But then she was back to whining...

See...this was mid-smile-almost-a-whine face...I got a close up so you could see it...you can thank me later!
Then I just got head...she was done, and she hadn't even started...so I thought to myself...'Oh good...I can snap a shot of the bow!!!

When I'm handed Lemons...I make lemonade people!

So any tricks you can send my way of how to bring the sweet princess out of the Whiny Butt child when I'm desperate...please let me know! ASAP!!!

19 comments:

Mal N' Jon said...

Hello,

I have finally come out of the shadows of blog stalkerdom to say hello. Love the pics & the tutu/leg warmers are way cute. I can always count on your blog for a laugh, so keep on writting!

-Mallorie

Brooks said...

she is just adorable! what a cute outfit!! My girls are all the same! they never want to pose, I alway have to catch them off guard to get a decent shot!

Jessica said...

Too cute! This post totally cracked me up! I have this problem so often it isn't even funny. I am seeking the answer. The second I find it, I will share with you!!!

:) Jessica
www.momshots.com

wesley's mom said...

Those legwarmers rock!! She's adorable.

The Dennis Wright Family said...

Peeps is beautiful and looks so darling in the tu tu and leg warmers! She also acts just like her Mom did, also! How would I know this you ask? Because I am Shelle's MOM! Love you!!!

Di said...

Love her outfit... cute pics too.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Oh I so wish I had an answer for you! Don't we all!

I do think her sulky pictures are cute though! At least they'd be something to point back at and say many years down the road, "See all the grief you gave me! See what a whiny butt you were! I'm such an awesome mom for dealing with that."

Love your sis-in-law's stuff!

Dolly said...

She's adorable-and what a photographer you are!! Awesome work:)

Kritta22 said...

Hey that girl up there, Mal. She is my hommie. Her and my hubby went to seminary together! :)
Anyway my mom always had a squirt gun to make us laugh. Sorry that's all I got. Just one little cheap one she kept in her coat pocket.

thedailyclick said...

I tell my kids the same thing!!! Usually when they're upset or crying. Works every time! BUT, it doesn't work when I want to take pics. Little brats!

mrsb said...

Wait til she turns 9. 9/10 year old girls turn into buckets of whine. You have to purchase huge wheels of cheese to counteract the whine.

I thought the 2's were bad, but "tween" girls, so far are worse than anything ever encountered with tween/teen boys!

Good luck. You're gonna need it! ;O)

binks said...

Man, even when she is whiney she is cute as a bug. I was wondering where the Peeps was when you posted those other pictures. Now I know.
I am sure I was a whiney cry-baby when I was little and my bro (17 years older) hung (or babysat, you be the judge)with me a lot. His trick?
He would just say "it's growing bigger.... I can see it curling up.... oh there it goes....it's getting bigger." worked every time. (wow, I just read that and it sounded weird) THE SMILE PEOPLE, THE SMILE was growing bigger.

aframeintime said...

So cute! I love her outfit, she is adorable! My daughter is the same way and I admit I have had to bribe her as well. Good Luck :)

Jen B. said...

We're all about the bribes in this house! Wish I could offer something else, but nothing else seems to work here.
Great pics even if she was a whiny butt! She's adorable whether she's smiling or not!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

She's adorable...whiny butt and all! Sounds like you are doing a good job...at least you got a few smiles!

georgie said...

OMGosh she is beautiful i LOVE her lil outfit-I LOVE legwarmers LOL

The Crash Test Dummy said...

These photos are soooooooo darn cute. Hey, do you own that plushmoments photography or how do you get all your stuff copy righted like that? I need to do that.

Shannon said...

Oh, yes... reverse psychology is a mother's favorite tool.

LOVE the legwarmers!

Stodds Crew said...

ok plush, this pictures are adorable!! She is dressed so cute!!! I love my niece!! and tae loves her cousin.

Love ya

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