Friday, 25 February 2011

Getting the silent treatment

When I got Jack home from school on Tuesday night, after being in respite for 4 days, he gave me the silent treatment!

I know you're thinking, silent treatment, but he doesn't speak!  Well believe me, this boy doesn't need to.  A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that non verbal people don't communicate but his whole body language was giving me the message that he was not a happy bunny and my punishment was to be ignored.

a bit like this

Every time I spoke to him, he would refuse to give me any eye contact, twisting his head this way and that. He had such a look on his face that I really couldn't help laughing.  The more I laughed, the harder he worked not to respond.  The look on his face was totally priceless, halfway between a smirk and a glare.

and a wee smirk like this

Finally after 3 hours of hard slog, he gave me a half smile. I jumped up and down with delight, gave him a big, sloppy kiss and he responded by giving me a huge beaming smile. I tickled him then and he started really chuckling and I knew that I had been forgiven.

then laughing like this

Typical man, making me work so damn hard.


  1. Seems he really knows how to work on you Lynne. Those were some awesome pictures of Jack. I am glad he finally rewarded you with happiness. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. As you say, typical man, but you got there in the end, and I'm sure it was well worth it. Super photos of your gorgeous boy!!

  3. hehehe teach you to go off, mum!!!
    smile at the end in the pic is gorgeous, sooooo worth the effort :)

  4. I can see why you would want to see that beautiful smile.

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

  5. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! This is so sweet. I love it.

  6. Odie - oh he definitely knows how to make me work hard, wee monkey :)
    Thisisme - it was worth all the effort and that smile...
    IWBY - yes he always makes me suffer for going away but then he can't keep it up for too long! Thankfully.
    Skippymom - he's totally gorgeous, even more so when he smiles.
    Jumble Mash - that's my boy

  7. Wonder why he was in such a sour mood.

    The Adorkable Ditz' Missteps

  8. I don't think there is anything "typical" about young Jack...he's truly unique and if you left me for four days I'd make you work for a smile too :-)

  9. Ditz - cos I haven't left him for that long before. Normally 3 nights at the most :)
    Chief aka Dad - I totally agree, he's very special. Now if I met you, would I actually be able to leave you for 4 whole days? Me thinks not :)

  10. Awww! Jack is so adorable, I just want to give him a hug! I love the pictures :D

  11. Your son is adorable! Great pictures! : )


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