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Fun for a Girl or a Boy

Fun for a Girl or a Boy

February 10, 2008

I couldn’t decide which photo I liked best today. This one which shows the joy of playing with the slinky, and gives a hint to how LOUD everything is in this house. Screaming, yelling, and pumping your fists in the air is the appropriate response for everything.


Or this one, which shows the truth behind sibling relationships.


If looks could kill. Don’t get on her bad side, just sayin’.

Posted by Chris @ 2:15 pm  

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  1. Mary W says:

    Oh dear - she is so not happy. And he’s oblivious.

    Chris says: He isn’t oblivious. He is gloating.

  2. Haley says:

    That picture is a mirror image of my entire childhood. Now, we talk on the phone almost daily.

  3. BetteJo says:

    I love how your kids are always barefoot!

  4. Victoria says:

    I was so that girl! We have similar photographic evidence and all I can say is he must have deserved it.

  5. Lynda says:

    I wish I could see the top of his head. I am sure there must be smoke curling off his scalp from the ferocity of that look!

  6. jen says:

    oh boy. I have one of those too.

    My other favorite part is the way her toes curl over the edge of the step.

  7. dangitAnge says:

    I love it! Getting your slinky to go allllll the way down the stairs truly is a priceless sort of moment.

    And the look on her face….oh man, I’m dyin’. ROTFLMHO!

  8. kalisah says:

    same two kids?

  9. Laurie says:

    I just LOVE all of your photos!!! They are all so expressive, clear, good lighting. . .

  10. Jane says:

    My 6 year old looks just like that when she is cross(ed), and I’m afraid her next move in a similar situation would be to shove her brother down the stairs!

  11. kelly says:

    even her little toes look mad!

  12. Girlymom4 says:

    Good to know my children are not the only barefeet children in winter. These pictures are priceless.

  13. suburbancorrespondent says:

    We can never get those slinky’s too work right. But my kids use Mardi Gras necklaces to have “races” down the wood stairs - they work better than the Slinky. Try it - it’s fun!

  14. Sarah says:

    “Screaming, yelling, and pumping your fists in the air is the appropriate response for everything.”

    Even at 25 I still feel this way quite often!

    Love the new cranberry apple zinger tea you bought? Scream! Yell! Fist pump!
    Aced a midterm you were really stressed about? Scream! Yell! Fist pump!
    Finally figured out how to watermark your pictures? Scream! Yell! Fist pump! Dance around the living room like a loon! :)

  15. Phil says:

    I second the emotion rendered by the sight of those pigs all curled up. Adorable.


  16. Eva says:

    Oh how many times I gave that exact same look to one of my older brothers. (being the only girl in the family) I know how she’s feeling :)

  17. Jamie AZ says:

    Those are two perfect pictures! Love her expression!

  18. Anna says:

    Oh, yes- obviously gloating. A tiny smirk, on the side that she can’t see. Ah, family. ;)

  19. bombaygirl says:

    Yeah…he definitely is gloating. And there’s nothing she can do about it!

  20. taffi says:

    I see that look coming from my 5yo almost daily, also directed at her older brother. Love how you captured it!

  21. Maria says:

    OMG…to cute. I wouldn’t be able to choose just one either.

  22. Poppy says:

    Oh I LOVE the look on little sisters face!! Priceless!

  23. Janet says:

    Princess Storm Cloud !

    I so was that child.

  24. Cha says:

    These pictures remind me of what someone told me just this week:
    “Some people are like slinkies–not good for very much, but you can’t help but laugh when you push them down the stairs.”
    Looks like brother may be next!

    Chris says: I love it!

  25. LMT says:

    She is just so adorable!
    Any little girl who has six brothers is bound to give the stink-eye every once in a while!

  26. dawn says:

    Wow, this behavior looks all too familiar :) I can so relate, even with the noise. Mine may be just a tad bit more muffled by the carpet in our house though.

  27. lili says:

    Isn’t your house supposed to be cold ? The last 3 photos, they appears without socks or pants ! (lili from France)

    Chris says: I guess they don’t think it is cold. They all refuse to wear their slippers or socks.

  28. peepnroosmom says:

    Both those pics are great.
    I love the barefoot kiddos. My kids never wear socks either no matter how cold or warm.

  29. genpoco says:

    Somehow I think she’ll be able to hold her own against all her brothers..lol! I was the only girl too with 5 brothers. I know the look well.

  30. Brigitte says:

    That’s too funny, Cha!

    I was thinking that your daughter probably inherited the ability to glare like that, but from which parent? Hmmmm.

  31. Carola says:

    Love both of them! … I’ve been wondering for a while, why did you stop watermarking the pictures?

    Chris says: Because I am lazy.

  32. jody says:

    Aww. Too fun.

    I love your stairwell.

  33. smarty says:

    Chris- Everyone seems to love your house (it is neat) but the stairwell comment, I mean, come on, it’s stairs ! Are you surprized at the number of comments on almost every photo of your home? I usally don’t really notice the background maybe because the real parts are so good.

  34. Norma says:

    Your family is so awesome!

  35. Law Student Hot Mama says:

    The first of many instances in her life of being seethingly angry while the male is totally oblivious to her ire . . . .

  36. Beth says:

    I think this is the same “stink eye” I gave my four brothers in the morning when they invaded my cereal box wall at breakfast time. Wow. Good times.

  37. Chicka says:

    She is a force to be reckoned with! Just waiting for revenge.

  38. Sleeping Mommy says:

    I love these pictures. Our kids are loud and respond with fist pumps and hoots for nearly everything too. Another reason I love your blog.

    I have a little something for you at my blog.


  39. Henrietta says:

    Where I live that is called “stink eye” and he is oblivious!

  40. Manic Mommy says:

    Oh, good luck in the teen years. You’re gonna need it.