Preston has been scamming me lately. Does it count as scamming if I know he's doing it? And is it bad parenting to encourage this behavior because I think it's cute?
Sometime last week Preston walked up to me with his sad face. I smiled and asked him if a sweet voice if everything was okay. This caused him to add a little bit of a whine to the sad face. My poor baby! I asked, do you need a hug? He looks up at me from under his lashes with his sad face and another little whine. I open my arms and tug him in. Scene and cut.
This new routine has been happening several times a day in our house for the last two weeks. I think it is adorable. I love that he only wants a hug and then bounces right back. Not to mention, what a clever little boy he is for knowing that a little bit of sad face, a tiny whine, and an under the eyelash look will make Mommy drop everything and play along. I can't just let him stay "sad"!
I know that I shouldn't be encouraging him and that sometime in the next month or so I will be wishing that I'd put a stop to this. But until then a scam artist is at work in our house. And I do believe he's fully captured my heart!
I've been attempting to capture these looks, but it is very difficult to do. Here are some of my best attempts.