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.