Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Someday he will run with Drug Smuggling Guatemalan Refugees

Our Fourth of July was generally calm and collected. We spent the day with Jeremiah's family about on hour away from our house, then around 7 we came home, put the baby to bed, Jeremiah played his guitar and I read a book. I heard the fireworks from afar and watched our asshole neighbors almost catch their naked dirty kids on fire...but that was as close to 'exciting' as our evening could get.

The only new thing that occurred this weekend was that Elijah has decided he doesn't want his photo taken anymore. As soon as the camera is brought out he whines, grunts angrily and then permanently fixes his chin to his chest and then stubbornly waits till he is absolutely sure we're not going to take his photo.

So there goes all the expectations I had of him to be a multimillionaire exploited child star....

And also here goes all the chances I would have to look back on photos of him as an adorable almost two year old....before you know it he'll be a teenager, never home, thinking about girls all the time and running around with Drug Smuggling Guatemalan Refugees.

This is the last photo I got of him before he either turns his back on me, yells, or puts his chin to his chest.

8 comments:

Anna Russell said...

Awwww. You need to work on it, because I'm fairly sure you could make a fortune out of putting him in ads.

Prunella Jones said...

What a cutie!

Try to get a few of him picking his nose. That way you can threaten to show his friends when he's a teen if he misbehaves.

Logical Libby said...

I have a niece that hates to have her picture taken. I have turned it into a great game... I feel like the paparazzi.

Vic said...

Looks like you'll have a lot of cute "Here he is sleeping" pictures for awhile. When you run low, there's always Benadryl.

Sunshinemeg said...

He is adorable. Perhaps it is just a phase, no?

John Pender said...

Hey Erin. "George" here. My old blog is dead. Come visit my new one.
Oh, and I'm going to post about your crap - promise!

Miss Yvonne said...

I'm with Vic on the benadryl. Or maybe a little nip of brandy in his orange juice.

Petit fleur said...

Wow! He is a cutie!

I saw you on my list, thanks for stoppin' by, and for hangin out. This Cyber-Dork world is all sort of new to me...

I have a 3 year old and they do pass through a lot of phases and obsessions... Thank goodness none of the phases lasted very long. I hope it's the same for you!

One idea is to let him take pictures of you... or maybe just lay low for a week or so and try again.
Good luck!