Tuesday, November 2, 2010

un{Sweet} Angst and Attitude

I have no teenage children - - yet.
Ya's FaceBook Pic

[Unless you count up the 120 or so I'm charged with at work... and I suppose you could, seeing that I have each one for no less than three hours a week.]

But there is no shortage of angst (aka anxiety) and attitude in my household. 

At any given moment, one or both of my children is dreading something - whether it be a photo shoot with mommy again, homework, or bedtimeNow, certainly, we can avoid (or put off) all of these for a few minutes or so if I desired to, but why?

So because we don't allow delay, I'm left with quite a few looks like this one modeled by Ya.  Who knows what he wanted or didn't want to do? I imagine it'd make a fantastic FaceBook or MySpace profile photo - one of those stick it to the mom type images the kids love to put up [only without the usual solitary finger salute I see so often].

A glimpse into my future, no doubt.  And though he's the one with the attitude, I'm going to be the one with the angst.

14 comments:

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Ha...well, he's a doll, so I can only imagine how it will be! Saying a prayer now. :)

The Coach's Wife said...

I am in love with that face! Only one so absolutely adorable can pull that off!!!

Coneflower Ranch said...

This is absolutely priceless! Great processing, too! I'm always in awe of teachers who are out there every day with little ones to come home to. I remember those days all too well. I thought they'd never grow up and then it happens in a blink of an eye. :-)

Diana said...

love it..what beautiful children you have even when scowling, lol. I also like your editing. ~Diana

Darcy @ m3b said...

Love, love, love this!

I hope it makes his wedding video one day.

Precious boy. It makes me giggle.

rachelshoots said...

Cool post processing! It really adds to the drama of the expression.

Elizabeth C Leeds said...

Wow, what a powerful photo! love it!
By the way, thanks for letting me know about iheartfaces. I wasn't familiar with that site. I look forward to entering for the silhouettes challenge.

Melinda said...

I love the raw emotion you captured in the photo. And the processing matches his mood perfectly! I love this and agree it is a powerful picture!

thesuburbancricket said...

Oh, my! Just goes to show that the most important thing about a picture is the subject. Love this photo. Love the edits. Love it!

Lizzi said...

His attitude is adorable! I know those expressions very well.

Love your post processing.

juliecache said...

if only they were that open as teenagers! so glad you got "the look" in a photo.

Courtney from The Story of Us said...

OMG, look at that face...no doubt you are peaking into your future! He's precious & I love your processing on this photo!! Nicely done!

Courtney from The Story of Us said...

OMG, look at that face...no doubt you are peaking into your future! He's precious & I love your processing on this photo!! Nicely done!

Ashley Sisk said...

Oh my goodness - look at that face! He is really putting on a show, isn't he! BTW, I'm now following - I love your blog and can't wait to see more.