Parenting Tip: Document the Fit

Elliot is a crier. He is, to be fair, also a laugher. But man, the crying.

He was mad about something last night. Life. Anthony Weiner. Out of Goldfish. I don’t know.

Damon decided to tease him emphathize through imitation and, on impulse, I snapped a quick picture of them with my phone.

And then, when I turned the phone around to show Elliot his own crying face. Silence. Fascination. Instant genial curiosity.

I feel this trick will have diminishing returns, so I’m going to save it for the help-me-Baby-Jesus moments.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Leanne on June 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Great idea. I wonder if this would work in staff meetings.

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  2. LOL Rich will do that to Coraline and it almost always makes her stop. She’s probably wondering what the hell is wrong with her dad. 🙂

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  3. While most people look freakishly unattractive when they cry or pout, Elliot looks remarkably cool and hip. SIDE NOTE: Great use of commas; you used the perfect amount in this post.

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  4. Two-year-old Anya pitched a screaming fit on the sidewalk in Virginia Highland. I squatted down in front of her and screamed right back. When I opened my eyes, she was standing there, silent and horrified. I believe we have adequate measure of each other now.

    I do not want to tangle with a Damon who can make that face.

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