Wordless Wednesday — What you get when you ask an eight year old boy to smile…

by Janice

Wordless Wednesday - Jackson

What you get when you ask an eight year old boy to smile.

Last week, I featured my two year old Olivia’s smile. This week, well, Jackson isn’t quite smiling… But it still makes me smile.

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Thanks to Uisce for creating Wordless Wednesday.

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Genny June 30, 2010 at 12:04 am

My nine year old would do the same thing, Janice! :)


2 Muthering Heights June 30, 2010 at 12:04 am

That expression still makes for an adorable photo! :)


3 Mimi June 30, 2010 at 12:07 am

LOL, I have a 17 yr old daughter whose face looks like she could tear you limb from limb just for taking her picture! Your son’s smile makes me smile too! Have a great week!


4 Mrs. Marine June 30, 2010 at 12:08 am

LOL, Cute!


5 Louise June 30, 2010 at 12:08 am

Boys have to be a little tough


6 mindy June 30, 2010 at 12:09 am

Yeah, I don’t know why but my oldest, around this same age, refused to smile as well. And even now he will not smile and show his teeth.

Your photo is still great without the smile..he is a cutie!


7 Michelle June 30, 2010 at 12:14 am

Oh that is priceless!!!


8 Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) June 30, 2010 at 12:15 am

He looks like he’s trying to be pretty cool. My nephew is like that too. I guess it’s that age!


9 TheAngelForever June 30, 2010 at 12:21 am

Classic! I can see my almost 7 year old trying this soon. Suddenly he is not into taking photos that I want.


10 Louise June 30, 2010 at 12:21 am

I was having issues with the linky, I didn’t mean to put my name in more than once. I’m sorry


11 Run DMT June 30, 2010 at 12:23 am

How cute is he?!


12 Jen June 30, 2010 at 12:24 am

Love it! Must be an 8 year old thing- because it is so hard to get a serious photo from my girl- always putting up the peace sign or sticking out her tongue. Great pic.

Happy W.W!


13 Michelle June 30, 2010 at 12:26 am

It is still a wonderful shot, smiling or not! He definitely has personality!


14 The Mayor! June 30, 2010 at 12:30 am

Sadly, it doesn’t get any better! My son is now 12, & he looks like that in the last 6 years worth of photos LOL! Happy WW! :-D


15 Natalie June 30, 2010 at 12:31 am

TOTAL boy!!


16 JamericanSpice June 30, 2010 at 12:31 am

Welcome to the boys world huh. I notice my son is changing too. It’s quite interesting.

He is definitely photo worthy and I admit that is a cut ‘in place of ‘ smile :)


17 pamela ponder June 30, 2010 at 12:35 am

I love it..he is too cute and such a boy LOL


18 sara rose June 30, 2010 at 12:39 am

Certainly shows his individuality! Cute kid!


19 Christine June 30, 2010 at 12:51 am

Yup… Typical boy! {But, it’s still super cute!}


20 Angela June 30, 2010 at 1:25 am

He is so handsome. :)


21 Jacqueline June 30, 2010 at 1:27 am

He’s at that stage where he thinks he’s too cool to smile. Still a cutie though! :)


22 Satakieli June 30, 2010 at 2:15 am

Hahaha, he’s way too cool to smile for photos!

Thanks for hosting!


23 Ciaran/Momfluential June 30, 2010 at 2:23 am

Oh no! My (almost) 6yo son has started with that too lately! Wah! I miss the smile. I did learn a trick that if you ask them to say “whiskey” (or frisky, for that matter) it produces a better smile than cheese!


24 kristin June 30, 2010 at 3:47 am

Boys! ;)


25 Elaine June 30, 2010 at 3:47 am

Much like trying to get an almost 13 year old girl to smile!! LOL Great WW….thanks!!


26 Smellyann June 30, 2010 at 4:45 am

LOL… my 7yo son doesn’t know how to smile, either!


27 dysfunctional mom June 30, 2010 at 4:53 am

Yep, all too familiar!


28 Shan June 30, 2010 at 4:58 am

Tee Hee. Boys are silly! :P


29 JDaniel4's Mom June 30, 2010 at 5:24 am

His eyes seem to be smiling.


30 Heather June 30, 2010 at 7:28 am

Well, he has to maintain his coolness ya know.


31 Melanie June 30, 2010 at 7:46 am

LMBO! Too funny!


32 Self Sagacity June 30, 2010 at 7:50 am

Pretty good, just think what you’ll get when he is 14! LOL


33 The Gang's All Here! June 30, 2010 at 7:55 am

Too cool to smile for mom . . . yeah, we get that a lot around here. At all ages :)

We’re featuring food art today!!!!

Check my son’s creation out at: http://whitneygang.blogspot.com/2010/06/wordless-wednesday_30.html


34 Sky June 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

Ah, those boys…


35 Mellisa June 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

I love it!! My boys are the same way — every time I break out the camera I get either the fakest smiles ever or something very like a grimace. Have a great week!


36 shelly June 30, 2010 at 8:26 am

LOL That’s exactly what you get from an 11 year old boy too.


37 Real Life SArah June 30, 2010 at 8:34 am

Oh, so cool!! I love it!


38 jen June 30, 2010 at 8:41 am

My three year old gives me a tough boy look when I ask him for a picture, but I was hoping he would grow out of it…maybe not?! Super cute pic.


39 Melissa June 30, 2010 at 8:49 am

Love the tough boy look! I think it’s a great pic because it shows off his personality at that age. Great stuff!


40 Serendipity is Sweet June 30, 2010 at 8:59 am

I get the same thing from my 8 yr old boy. Love the hat :)


41 Almost Unschoolers June 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

Looks like any moment that could have burst out into a full smile – terrific!


42 Jennifer June 30, 2010 at 9:29 am

Think it’s a cute picture.


43 Kathleen B. June 30, 2010 at 9:36 am

Yep, at some point they become too cool for smiles and pictures and then you get the infamous smirk. Hope you have a bright Wednesday full of real smiles lol.



44 maggie June 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

cute…even without the smile


45 Mikki June 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

He looks like he could be a model. He’s got that mysterious stare down.. LOL. Great shot!


46 Kim June 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

Great shot! I do have to say it doesn’t get any better. My 10 year old still does poses like that.


47 Crystal C June 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

Yup that is about what my 10 yr old gives me ;)


48 Julie {Angry Julie Monday} June 30, 2010 at 10:36 am

That is such a boy smile. Love it!


49 Susie's Homemade June 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

So cute!!


50 Janet June 30, 2010 at 10:54 am

Love his expression. Great picture!


51 Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud June 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

Haha! Looks familiar! My 15 year old son does the same thing. Can’t get him to smile like a normal person even if I tried.
I’d love for you to come on over and link up when you get a chance. Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud


52 Amy June 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

How funny! They don’t grow out of it for a while either!


53 Cindy June 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm

This is too funny! Boys hate to smile big at a certain age!


54 Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation June 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm

How funny are boys! Great picture!


55 MAndyw June 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Great shot and sooooo true!


56 Petula June 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I love that photo… He made me smile as well. It’s funny as they mature and are looking for their own look, displaying their personality and being individuals. It’s priceless.


57 Robyn's Online World June 30, 2010 at 6:58 pm

At least you got a little smile from him on one side.


58 angela H July 1, 2010 at 4:51 am

Sorry I’m so late, but i love WW and had to post. Please check mine out!! Thanks
Love From A California Momma,


59 Susan Heim July 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

At least you GOT a picture! My boys just run when they see the camera. Ugh!


60 Lorie Shewbridge July 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I love that photograph… wait until he is a teenager, then he won’t even let you take his picture at all. You should see what my SIXTY-eight year old husband does when I tell him to smile. TeeHee!!


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