Wordless Wednesday — Tween Angst

by Janice

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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.

Mom Bloggers (and Dad Bloggers too!) post a photo on your site, link up and find others… Wordless Wednesday is tons of fun. (And I know it says “wordless” but I just can’t bear to not write anything! If I had created it, I probably would have named it something different! LOL So feel to link up your word-full or word-less Wednesday photos!)

Leave the URL to your photo (clearly mine are never truly “wordless”) and then visit others!

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Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

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Thanks to Uisce for creating Wordless Wednesday.

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

Did you know that Susan and I have two online stores that offer kids furniture and educational toys? A unique idea for a child’s birthday gift is a wooden rocking chair. It will surely become a treasured family heirloom.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Tarasview
March 21, 2012 at 12:04 am

oh poor Jackson!! lol gotta love the pre-teen angst :) He does look handsome in his shirt & tie though ;)
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2 Tammi March 21, 2012 at 12:05 am

That is an awesome photo! Look out, I think you have a young man in your life!

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3 Rachel March 21, 2012 at 12:17 am

Great photo! The girls will be after him in a couple of years! :)
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4 Amanda March 21, 2012 at 12:18 am

I think that is a great picture. I know tween boys hate to smile, but that is a classic picture and he looks so handsome!!
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5 Gabriel March 21, 2012 at 12:57 am

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… :-)
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6 Char March 21, 2012 at 12:59 am

What a great photo of him! He looks very trendy in his tie!!!
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7 Jacqueline March 21, 2012 at 1:00 am

It all starts entirely too early! *sigh* He still looks pretty spiffy dressed up though. :)
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8 Phoenix The Blogging Mama March 21, 2012 at 1:05 am

What a gorgeous photo of your son! I have 14yr old and an 11yr old so I understand your plight!
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9 Meg March 21, 2012 at 1:15 am

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!!
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10 Smellyann March 21, 2012 at 3:48 am

Yes, I can TOTALLY relate with my 10yo dd!!
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11 Run DMT March 21, 2012 at 5:59 am

Awwww….bless. My 10 yo is already acting like that. So NOT looking forward to that age. lol


12 Holly March 21, 2012 at 7:01 am

This is a really nice shot, I agree, and at least his new clothes look great!
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13 Beth
March 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

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.
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14 Susie's Homemade March 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

As a mom of a 21-year-old, I got news for you…you got at least a decade of that ahead of you:-(
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15 Helen Spencer March 21, 2012 at 8:05 am

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!


16 Serendipity is Sweet
March 21, 2012 at 8:21 am

I think that’s a great shot! My oldest will be 10 in 10 days. He’s already exhibiting the same behavior. So cool to watch the grow up, but so bittersweet.


17 another jennifer March 21, 2012 at 8:40 am

Great shot! Even if he isn’t overly happy. :)


18 Nancy March 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

Ditto! I love this shot ~ And luckily, PreTeen years don’t last long! :-) Happy WW!
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19 Emily March 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

I can only imagine the photos we’ll have to fight for when our daughter is older! Thanks for hosting!
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20 eryn March 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

This is a fantastic shot! I love his outfit, pose and his expression.
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21 Angela March 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

He may be angsty, but he sure is handsome!
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22 Paula Schuck March 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

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.



23 Dagmar ~ Dagmar's momsense
March 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

No tween yet, god help me :)
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24 Maya
March 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

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.


25 Julie {Angry Julie Monday} March 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Well of course, he has angst….he is your kid, Janice…:)
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26 Honey Mommy March 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

No tweens here! My oldest is 6 and I am SO not ready for that yet…. although I don’t know if I ever will be!
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27 Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

No preteens over in my home – yet. And I’m sooo grateful for it! ;-)
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28 Rajean March 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I love that he wanted a tie. That plus the angst, make it perfect.
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29 Diana - Teacher Mom
March 22, 2012 at 3:02 am

Oh, my! He is so handsome! Nope, no pre-teens in our home yet. A preschooler and a 6yo.
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30 Lolli March 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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!)
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32 Christy Scott March 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Your tween is growing and he is cute. We can’t stop them to grow and soon they will go away from us. By the way, your son is handsome. Love it.
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33 Jenny March 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

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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34 Daly March 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

I don’t have a preteen in my house, but I teach 40 of them! They are soooo fun!
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