Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

End of an era


I almost never dress the girls alike. Usually just 1 outfit for our family photos at the beach. This year, for the first time, Sabrina objected. She also pouted and sulked. I promised I wouldn’t make her do again. But I didn’t make any promises about coordinating outfits. Because look how stinking cute they are!



The attitude is developing nicely in the bigger child. She has been expressing that she is mad at me about different things. We got our first silent treatment at the beach this year. Sadly for her, it cracked us up and I documented it with a photo “My baby’s first silent treatment”


She was mad because we walked to the lighthouse and didn’t realize there was a fee to climb to the top. We didn’t bring our wallets so we couldn’t go up. She walked 5 steps ahead of us and refused to speak the whole way back to the house. She wasn’t amused that we were so tickled at her attempt to freeze us out. The photo taking and chuckling might have fueled her indignation. There was another incident of not talking to me (that one apparently Steve wasn’t blamed for) and being mad at me at Cracker Barrel on the way home. It was also met with mirth. She is kind of screwed with that tactic. It won’t ever work with us.

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5 Comments to

“End of an era”

  1. On July 31st, 2013 at 10:40 pm Sonia in MO Says:

    OMG, that top picture is so adorable! The girls are gorgeous 🙂

    LOL at the silent treatment photo – I’ve seen that same freeze out here as well 🙂

  2. On August 28th, 2013 at 7:48 pm Tonja Says:

    My daughter has never once given us the silent treatment. So jealous!

  3. On October 9th, 2013 at 7:05 pm Deb Says:

    Miss your posts. Hope everything is ok.

    Love and hugs,

  4. On November 10th, 2013 at 8:02 pm Kim Says:

    Cute pics. I am also a little jealous of the silent treatment. I do have one 7yo that will give it to me on occasion, but the other 7yo likes to scream and cry. Kind of makes me want to climb a wall. Tonight I even got told I don’t love or care about him. Really? Didn’t except this to start this early. Thought still had a few more years.

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