Sunday, October 28, 2007

Ol' Iron Eyes in Toddler Form

We got Q's preschool pictures back and just about fell over laughing. The first photo showed him looking merely sad. Each subsequent image pictured a progressively unhappier child, so tolerant of these adult whims. The last shot, the dramatic finish, portrayed a noble, suffering child, with one perfect tear on his cheek. Such pathos.

SwingDaddy and I called Q over to look at them. "Dude! What's up with this?"

He just jumped up and down and giggled, saying, "Cry!"

Little drama king.

His teacher said that there was at least one child who wouldn't let the photographer take any pictures at all, so I guess we were lucky to find one neutral shot among the tragic ones. We ordered a few copies of the one print. I'm a veritable gold mine for any photographer who gets good images, so I'll wish him luck for the spring preschool shoot.

*Do you remember the Iron Eyes Cody advertising campaign from the 1970's? It showed an actor portraying a Native American surveying the polluted landscape, with one tear rolling down his face.

Without further ado, we have Rebel Without a Pacifier.

Are we done yet?


And Iron Eyes Q

11 comments:

mir said...

Q begs the photographer to give a hoot and not pollute. Oh, wait. I may be mixing my commercials.... ;)

bubandpie said...

It took me a few minutes to get over the fact that you had dyed his hair red!

(And yes, I did figure it out eventually.)

mayberry said...

His response is my favorite part -- "yes, you see what I was going for there..."

Kimberly said...

I'm with mayberry. The whole idea that he was actively yanking the photographer's chain just kills me!

wayabetty said...

OH MY GOODNESS! They are still the cutest pictures!! He's growing up so fast!!

kittenpie said...

Oh jeez, he seriously has a future in theatre coming his way, M.

Damselfly said...

Are you sure it wasn't my husband's aunt taking his picture? She would make anyone cry with her incessant camera clicking.

He's still cute, though!

Christina said...

Ha! Those are priceless. I'm glad I wasn't the only one with preschool pics that don't feature a smile. :)

Stimey said...

Oh that is funny! Or it would be if it weren't so sad. That second photo is hysterical. And I love his reaction to it too: "Cry!"

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