When our children are around 12-18 months old we train them to obey cheerfully by teaching them to make a sweet face, even when they don’t feel like it. I caught this in action with Colby after a long day at Dollywood and thought it was humorous.
I snapped this picture of Colby mid-fuss while he was waiting for a very late lunch then told him to make his sweet face.
This was the result, snapped a second later (the camera didn’t even have time to focus, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it).
One of our instructions on proper sweet face etiquette is to “fix your eyebrows”. I showed him the above picture on the screen of my camera and asked him to fix his eyebrows.Tah Duh! Colby’s sweet face, even though he is still tired and hungry he is capable of the self control to present himself sweetly to the world.
Michelle posted a great series of photos of her child going from a grumpy face to a sweet face and included how she taught him to change his attitude.