Friday, July 15, 2011

Pet Peeve #529

I've noticed that with the onslaught of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and the prevalence of cell phones, kids are taking pictures of themselves and posting them everywhere. My peeve is with their weird come-hither expressions. Our youth seem incapable of smiling naturally for the camera; they photograph themselves mostly with their tongues sticking out . . . or with pursed lips . . . or flashing sideways peace signs.

Makes me long for the good old days when you had to sit still as a statue with a frown on your face for 5 minutes after the bulb exploded above the accordian camera. My own daughter, who is barely eleven years old, has taken up the practice of posing like an attention-starved diva just to irritate me. She took these shots of herself and her little sister on my cell phone and left them there for me to find:

 Is it even possible to purse one's lips more than this?

Why, yes, mother. It is very possible.

She's even got our dog posing like an idiot.
Or maybe that is Daisy's natural expression.
Hard to tell.

Dinner last night: chicken pot pie

Exactly one year ago:

Exactly two years ago:

Exactly three years ago:


Karen Mortensen said...

I agree.

Heather said...

Oh too funny. My 11 year old loves to take pictures with her phone. She doesn't take a lot of pictures of herself, but she does take pictures of every odd thing she comes into contact with.


Maybe she is a blogger in training.

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

oh, boy. I won't scare you with the sorts of pictures that come later .. you can check out Facebook for that yourself, sadly.

Is that one of the dynamic duo in the second picture??

Jessica said...

So cute! I have many random pictures on my phone from my kids.

Amy said...

My son takes pictures of everyone and puts them in those weird picture frames provided in my phone. He gets a real kick out of it.

Be sure and follow my hubby on our blog. He's in heaven, I mean, Alaska as we speak.


Karen M. Peterson said...

Those pictures are so funny! But, yeah, I agree. I really don't get it.

Shanniel Shakespeare said...

:) I must admit that I too get caught up in making those bizarre poses. I term them creativity though. It sounds better that way :)

Nicolle said...

this is funny!!