Smiles are amazing; each so different from the next, and yet, cross culturally meaning the same thing. Happiness. Amusement. Pleasure. Delight. A universal language we don't need to speak to understand. Smiles are beautiful...missing teeth and all. A smile can turn someone's bad day around, at least this mommy's bad day.
I was looking through pictures of my kids the other day and realized that the majority of the ones that my youngest son is in, he looks expressionless. This is my happy, laughing child. And yet, I have been so unsuccessful in capturing it on camera lately. Until this past weekend.
|I love this picture...it's more tongue than smile but you can still see his happy expression and adorable dimples.|
|True delight. Oh how I love them.|
|Yes, that's me (I can't believe I"m posting this for the blogging world to see. Thanks Rachele!) trying to get my kids and their cousins to smile for the photographer; jumping up and down, making silly faces, and all.|
Smile on boys.
Readers: fess up...what have you done to make your kids smile? We've all done some pretty silly things. Do you remember where you were when your baby smiled for the first time?