It's an inescapable part of the baby/toddler experience...we've all heard those whining face-melting screams that can make you want to climb into bed and smash a pillow over your head... but they're so often followed by the sweetest cuddles you've ever experienced, and that just makes it all worthwhile.
Marcia is showcasing some favorite crying baby pictures today, and I'm linking up to share some of my own. Most are from the 6-12 month stage...that seemed to be the high point of the crying in our house, then it turned into toddler-whining, which is a different category entirely (and not nearly as endearing!).
Just over a month old--I decided to do a photo shoot one morning, and Mackenzie was NOT having it.
Evolution of a crying baby photo: Awww, look at my sweet six-month-old girls!
Addison decides to eat her sister's hand, causing a few tears from Mackenzie...
Remove the unhappy baby, the remaining baby slowly slides over, leading to a perfect crying baby shot!
One of my favorites of Mackenzie.
Addison, after M likely pushed her out of the way.
Mackenzie, on the morning of her first birthday. I remember that she was in a bad mood that morning, for some undetermined reason.
Mackenzie again, in the classic whiny toddler "pick me up, please" position.
Addison, in a much more recent picture from the fair this spring. Wyatt blew the horn and terrified her. Needless to say, she didn't stay on to ride...she did love the slide and the carousel by the end of the night, though.
We used to call Addison our little drama queen, but looking through these pictures, you'd have to think Mackenzie might be the one to earn that role!
Thanks for the idea, Marcia... It was fun to look through old pictures. I vote we do sleeping babies next; I have a ton of those pictures!