Friday, September 17, 2010

Knowing the signs of Anger

I recently put a dress on Helen that used to be mine.  She looked SO adorable, but since it was already small, I figured she probably wouldn’t wear it again. 

IMG_7341

So I decided I would take a little photo shoot.  Nice try mom. 
There was NO way I was prying her “JSHHH” from her hand

IMG_7337

She was looking and acting SO cute, So I thought I would just swipe it from her and take a few more pics. 
Sorry, I just don’t want a pink cup in a picture I might frame.

IMG_7340IMG_7342

Let me just warn you new parents who think that is a good idea. 

It’s not. 

Don’t EVER take anything from the baby if you want a decent picture….paci, lovey, cup, blankee. 
just leave it in the picture


Let me introduce you to the 5 stages of baby anger.

IMG_7345   


        First she was shocked.
How dare I pry that precious cup from her hands?

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7346




    Then she got
downright mad.
Nobody puts baby's cup in the corner.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7347

  



   Then that anger turned to rage.
                            Baby rage
Note—she has now dropped to the floor.  This adds to the drama of the baby rage.

 

 

 

 

IMG_7355

 

 

Then she just turned to despair.
I can’t believe you took my cup mama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And before you email me saying what a horrible mother I am,
let me assure you-- she did not cry for long.  These pictures were taken in about 3 seconds. 

IMG_7366 
So I did what any good mama would do—
I resorted to enlisting the big kids to help entertain her.

IMG_7370
They hammed it up, and tried to make her laugh.

IMG_7357 IMG_7363

But nothing got the job done.
So I gave in and returned her precious sippy cup.

And here is where we witness the 5th stage of Baby Anger

IMG_7358 IMG_7360

I like to call it “Gotcha”—
where the baby sneakily walks away knowing “I fooled you”
Where their crying miraculously ceases the minute
they get what they want.

The above pictures were taken seconds after the screaming fit.
She got her cup, but she was not going to give me another smile
~~

Thankfully (even though I am SO not Photoshop savvy),
I can crop and edit,  and tweak and perfect…

IMG_7337b

To get at least one framable picture that captures that little angel in her mama’s dress.  With no sippy cup in sight. 

Is she not the cutest Little Henny Buggy Ever?

Photobucket