Wordless Wednesday — Tween Angst

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wordless wednesday  - Jackson Tween Angst

My Preteen. Do you have some tweens in your house?
Yesterday, I was shooting Susan and my kids for our upcoming Ultimate Blog Party 2012 (the #UBP12 is April 13 – April 20th!) And while Jackson insisted on new clothes AND a tie for the shoot, when it came to actually having me take his photo — well, I got preteen angst instead of smiles. I have to say though, I kinda love this shot.

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Written by Janice, co-founder of this Mom Blog 5 Minutes for Mom

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  1. says

    I see your tween and raise you any of my three teenagers (Boy, 17; Girl, 15; Boy, 13).

    Yes, three teenagers in the house. It’s such a blessing!

    What? Me, crying? Oh, no, it must be an eyelash in my eye… :-)

  2. says

    That is an EXCELLENT shot. I love it when you can capture exactly who they are at the age they are. Much better than a smiling posed picture for sure!!

  3. says

    I do believe that my oldest is starting to feel this way. He does not want to get in photos as much and definitely shows his thoughts.

  4. says

    Do I ever! My eldest is 12. He turns on a dime from the Loveliest Boy in The World, full of “I love you Mom”s to vile, deranged and impossible.
    Help us through this phase, please!

  5. Paula Schuck says

    Ah tween angst. He looks gorgeous anyways and will be a heartbreaker. I live your picture. My dd 10 has been a three headed monster for about four months now. I wrote about it a lot this week.


  6. says

    I don’t have a tween yet but my boys know how to pick the best moments to have the worst attitudes. :)

    I really like the picture of Jackson. Sometimes pictures are much better without a smile.

  7. says

    Oh my gosh, Janice! He looks so grown up there! That really is a great shot. I have one JUST like it with my oldest daughter. She was being SO difficult several years ago, and then she glared at me and I caught the best picture ever. It looks like she’s trying to be sexy, but she’s really just thinking, “Hey, Mom, will you lay off!!” lol

    Here’s my pic of a moody tween (circa 2008): http://betterinbulk.net/2008/05/in-case-you-havent-heard-already.html (who is now a moody TEEN!)

  8. says

    I do not look forward to those days xD But I’ll have but only one thing to say to my son what it does happen…

    “get over it!”

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