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.

12 comments:

  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.
    Odie

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  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!!

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

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

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

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

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  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

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  7. 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 :-)

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  8. 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 :)

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

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

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