The Sabotage Of First Day Photos

by Tina @ Life Without Pink on September 8, 2010

It was the first day of school and I did what every good mom would do; I took a few photos of my son before he headed off for his big day.

And my boys did what boys do best, they made a funny face in every photo just to drive their mom nuts!

Case in point; the little guy thinking he is funny by sticking his tongue out at the last second;

Big A makes it look so painful to smile;

Getting their photo taken with Mom Mom and Poppy and both boys try to be funny once again;

Here is Big A trying to ruin a photo with me;

Now its Little B’s turn;

But finally I was able to get one good photo with my preschooler;

It might be the one and only photo I get with him where he is not making a silly face.

Gotta love boys!

Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink

2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio, Tina is a mom of two active boys and the founder of Life Without Pink, a personal lifestyle blog focused on parenting, and raising boys to give other parents inspiration. You’ll find everything from cool gadgets, daily adventures, to personal stories and tips for raising boys. She's also the co-founder of Girls' Lunch Out {GLO}, a social media network that hosts events for women in social media and the Influencer Strategist for Socialstars by Crowdtap.

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1 Lesley September 8, 2010 at 7:20 am

Ah Boys… never fails….and I think in most of them…the tongue is out in some capacity…..Happy First Day of School!!!
.-= Lesley´s last blog ..With Baby Legs =-.


2 Rose September 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

Lol! Adorable, you do gotta love boys ;D


3 julia September 8, 2010 at 7:56 am

how cute!! i can’t wait for those school days. and why are pictures of kids so hard to get!!!

that last one is cute!
.-= julia´s last blog ..Must-Have- Non-burned Cookies =-.


4 Jackie September 8, 2010 at 8:07 am

Cute! But just so ya know…. girls do it too!! Or maybe it’s just my girls… who knows! Hope that the first day went well!


5 Angel September 8, 2010 at 8:27 am

Lmbo my boys learned that the quicker they stay straight faced the quicker I leave them alone… it only took 10 years lol
.-= Angel´s last blog ..What I meant to say minus my teen and with a new button =-.


6 Michelle @ Mommy Loves Stilettos September 8, 2010 at 9:25 am

LOL! So cute :)
.-= Michelle @ Mommy Loves Stilettos´s last blog ..StepDad =-.


7 Melissa {adventuroo} September 8, 2010 at 10:16 am

Oh boys! Love how the expressions change from pic to pic. They ARE cute though!
.-= Melissa {adventuroo}´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Who Do You Think Won =-.


8 Michelle September 8, 2010 at 10:24 am

Taking good photos with more than 1 person in it is challenging. When it was just B I was usually able to snap a good shot or two. Now with a family of 5 getting a shot where all of us look good is nearly impossible!


9 Catherine September 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

Well at least they are still adorable even with their silly faces!


10 gigi September 8, 2010 at 11:23 am

The boys only get worse with their weird faces as they get older, too! I do a yearly calendar with photos of my kids for each month, and I’ve decided to embrace the weird faces and do a whole month that’s nothing but THOSE photos! :)

hope they had a great first day!
.-= gigi´s last blog ..When The President Speaks- Should Children Listen =-.


11 Suzanne @ Mommy Moves Again September 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Funny, I thought of you when I started adding pink to my blog!! Yes, school started here last week! Those pictures are all precious, you’ll love ‘em in a couple of years, shows their true “colors!” ;)


12 Jennifer @ The Mommy Mambo September 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Even with the silly faces they are still totally handsome! Hope they had a great first day!
Boys!! They really are more animal than girls are….
.-= Jennifer @ The Mommy Mambo´s last blog ..Dumb Summer Photos =-.


13 Stacy September 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Oh, I love those photos! They are absolutely precious – and all boy! I’m so glad that you shared them! :)
.-= Stacy´s last blog ..Make Money When You and Your Friends Shop Review =-.


14 Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue September 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Really, all of the photos are great because they tell the story of the first day of school. Love it!


15 one cluttered brain September 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Ahh cute photes.
And yes, that’s what they say, boys will be boys. I wouldn’t know however. I only have girls…lol.

AND I had to deal with the consequences…My three old cut her hair today.

Please a moment of silence.

Thank you.
Maybe boys would be better….SIGH.
.-= one cluttered brain´s last blog ..Saturday and a call for WINNERS! =-.


16 Devan @ Accustomed Chaos September 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

The photos are all so cute!! Boys are so fun!!
.-= Devan @ Accustomed Chaos´s last blog ..Wordless- First Day At School =-.


17 L. Eleana September 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

That’s hilarious! They are sooo funny. Cute pics!
.-= L. Eleana´s last blog ..No Boobies in School! =-.


18 Young Wife September 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm

My brothers are now grown men, and they still do that!


19 Missy @ Wonder, Friend September 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Oh, yes. We had a very similar experience yesterday. The pictures I got were hilarious – not a single one had both boys behaving at the same time.

What is it with children, boys in particular, not being able to stand still and look normal for 22 seconds?! ;)
.-= Missy @ Wonder, Friend´s last blog ..Wonder Why Wednesday- Routine Edition =-.


20 Jessica September 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Hilarious! I guess that they, in their own way, wanted to put their own personal “touch” on things. Hahaha.
.-= Jessica´s last blog ..Taking the less is more approach =-.


21 Melissa (Confessions of a Dr.Mom) September 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Yes, boys love to make those funny faces don’t they? Still…they look so cute. Hope your preschooler had a great day!
.-= Melissa (Confessions of a Dr.Mom)´s last blog ..My Fish- My Fish =-.


22 Glamamom September 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm

hahaha! well, at least they have great personalities! they’re going to love having these shots when they’re adults. good job mama. these are way better than the standard poses :)
.-= Glamamom´s last blog ..WHY DIDNT I THINK OF THAT =-.


23 Charlotte September 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Your boys are too cute. LOL!!! Hope they had a great first day at school :)
.-= Charlotte´s last blog honor of women of achievement month =-.


24 Shell September 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm


My oldest gave me dirty looks, like he’s already too cool for first-day pics.

And my middle stuck a finger in the corners of his mouth and pulled it wide and stuck out his tongue in every. single. pic.
.-= Shell´s last blog ..Pour Your Heart Out- A Glass of Hurt Feelings =-.


25 brooke September 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Thanks for the comment love! I just spent some quality time at your blog today…it’s a small blogging world :)

I’m smitten by your adorable boys! I have two girls (13 months and 9 months…yes, four months apart…it’s a long story) my hubby and I are already scoping out prospects for them :)

We should do a blog swap…Life Without Pink meets My Double Dose of Pepto Pink Life! hahaha!

Look forward to reading more posts.



26 Sandra September 10, 2010 at 12:17 am

Wait! Was that my kid making those faces in YOUR pictures? “Cause I could have sworn that was my kid!…well, it’s hard to tell when the little gremlins all insist on doing that. It’s the age. I think they outgrow it by, like age, 42…something like that.
.-= Sandra´s last blog ..The story of uscest pour toi Isa! =-.


27 CK October 14, 2010 at 4:01 am

These are SOOOOOOO cute! I’m glad you can see the humor in them! It drives me nuts when my boy doesn’t smile at the camera, but runs away instead!



28 Kerri October 14, 2010 at 9:08 am

LOL! But it’s so hard to get mad at them when they are so CUTE!
.-= Kerri´s last blog ..Sunday and My Hubby =-.


29 Jennifer October 14, 2010 at 10:06 am

Sister I have to tell you that this is not just boys. Girls do it too, but they have the “cutesy” poses where they think they look like a model, but they really just look like a freak.
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Jodi and Jennifer on babysitting =-.


30 Missy October 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm

What is about boys and photos? LOL
My oldest did the same thing on his first day.


31 viviene October 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

hahhaha.. oh my gosh.. your boys are ADORABLE!

Big A and Little B…. you made my day!!!!
.-= viviene´s last blog ..If I had more time- I would… =-.


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