A Smiling Teenager is a Rare and Wonderful Sight

A Smiling Teenager is a Rare and Wonderful Sight

I’m sharing a photo of my smiling teenager for this week’s Image of the Week  (Truly Madly Kids) and My Sunday Photo. (One Dad Three Girls)

It’s not that he’s an unhappy teenager, as hormonal induced 15 year olds go, he’s pretty fab. It’s just not the done thing to be seen smiling in a public place with your parents at his age. Just imagine the horror should any other teens in the area spotted it, there’d be public outrage. He’d be letting the side down and most probably outed on Snapchat .

Aside from the forced ‘am I bovered’ face we usually have accompany us on family days out, there’s also the mop of blonde hair to navigate through if we want to see what mood beholds us and more often than not, he’s lurking under a Jedi style hood.

So you’ll understand my excitement to have a clear, happy photo of my boy as proof that time with your parents can be fun.

A smiling teenager is a wonderful sight

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  1. 28th June 2015 / 7:05 am

    Ah lovely photo. What a handsome chap. xx

  2. 28th June 2015 / 7:25 am

    What a beautiful photo! As the proud owner of a 14yo male of the species, I know exactly where you’re coming from!

    • 28th June 2015 / 9:39 am

      Smiles and actually being in the same room is a rarity isn’t it! I’m so chuffed I caught this one.

    • 2nd July 2015 / 2:11 pm

      He usually does but it was a lucky timing capture this one

  3. 28th June 2015 / 9:21 am

    What a lovely picture! I have a very hormonal 12 year old so know the problem. X

    • 28th June 2015 / 9:36 am

      Lol, you’ll know how lovely it is to see them smile then!

  4. When the Dust Settles
    28th June 2015 / 12:39 pm

    Great to see, I know getting my 15 year old to smile is a nightmare

    • 2nd July 2015 / 2:10 pm

      Its not like to can even tickle their toes for one is it!

  5. 28th June 2015 / 2:01 pm

    What a beautiful natural portrait photo

    Thank you for linking up

  6. 29th June 2015 / 2:34 pm

    What a lovely photo! having two teenagers I can fully empathise with your inability to get even half a smile for a photo! #mysundayphoto

    • 29th June 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you, it’s tough isn’t it. Especially when you see them laughing & joking with friends and you can’t even get them to muster an occasional one!

  7. 30th June 2015 / 8:01 am

    Lovely! And what a handsome young chap he is 🙂

  8. Megan - Truly Madly Kids
    2nd July 2015 / 5:19 pm

    This is lovely! And a smiling teen, who’d a thunk it?! I love the effect you have used here as well, he really pops out. Thank you for linking to #iotw

    • 5th July 2015 / 2:47 pm

      I just wanted to focus on the smile so went edit crazy!

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