Sunday, March 18, 2012

Who teaches them to be cute?

Who teaches children to give you a big grin to make up to you after you've corrected them?

There isn't much that Colton is not allowed to do here unless it puts himself in danger or would really be destructive to someone or something here. He is button pusher. Not "our" personal buttons, but real ones. The TV, the DVD player, the timer for the curio cabinet, light switches and the doorbell. Sometimes pushing these elicits an exasperated comment, but the real "Colton! No!" doesn't come out until he hovers near an electrical outlet, opens the oven door or heads toward the street.
Grandpa and I don't begin to return a smile or need to stifle a smirk if danger is involved. But when we tell him not to run his cars on the new furniture or up the wall or across the TV screen and he turns and gives a look like this, we try really hard not to buckle.
He also has an expression that I haven't caught yet and he didn't show it to the photographer who recently took these professional shots of him for his second birthday. The look that really gets me has his cheeks slightly sucked in and is often shown in a sidelong glance. Depending on the position of his eyebrows, he is either saying "Grandma" (it would be said slowly with disdain) or "Who me?" ever so innocently.

For someone who doesn't talk much yet, he sure says a lot!


Thisisme. said...

Colton is such a cutie! They really do wrap you round their little finger, don't they?! I absolutely love the last photo of Colton and his Grandpa. WOnderful!

SkippyMom said...

What a little man. He is adorable.

And they are cute, aren't they?

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know who taught him to be cute - but he sure is! sandie

Rudee said...

He is adorable and, yes, very expressive.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

what a sweetie!

smiles, bee