Starting with school pictures, Q was making such a weird, corners of the mouth down fake face for pictures. His school picture ended up being one of those serious GQ kinds of pictures, fingers in his pants etc... (see my photos posted earlier). Well, it has always been a silly face vs. smile thing but lately it seemed like he was being oppositional and trying to ruin pictures. Anyone see parenthood where the cousin was helping him change his vocal tone and facial expression in a mirror to say sorry? I thought it was a tiny bit exaggerated BUT... Last night for the annual, comparing how big the kids are getting, take pictures around the tree fest.... Q was doing the worst face ever. bottom teeth jutted out and corners of the mouth totally pulled back... just so weird. Everyone was saying, Q just smile your normal smile (he USED to do fine). Finally inbetween pictures he came up to me and said, mom show me the face I am making. So I did it. He said, can you push my face how you want it. So I actually pushed the corners of his mouth up and he tried it on his own a few times. I reminded him to keep his teeth back, just a normal bite. He said thanks and we got some cute pics last night and I got some this morning too. I dont mind silly pics once in a while but not when the family is trying to get a nice picture. I feel terrible we were getting so mad at him like that. It looked so deliberate. He did great after that so I really doubt he could feel it for some reason. Poor kid. That is why I try to give him the benefit of the doubt at first as much as possible. When I dont, this is what happens. OH well, live and learn.