Monday, June 21, 2010

Outnumbered

Poor #5 doesn't stand a chance.

Recently I noticed that he and #4 were playing very well in their room. I thought I'd peek in and see what was up. Here's what I found.

He seemed to be going along with the process pretty easily. You can see that #4 did a good job with the eye shadow and she is about to put some tights on him. However, when he saw me, he scowled with embarrassment and shut the door in my face (which is when I took the opportunity to grab the camera).

After snapping the photo and having the door shut in my face a second time, I left them alone for awhile longer. Twenty minutes later, I heard their voices in the bathroom. I grabbed the camera again and barged in.

You can't see it in the picture, but his nails were painted and he was wearing the tights with some patent leather Sunday shoes. #4 also did a nice job with his hair accessory considering she didn't have much to work with.

Having four older sisters is bad enough. As I write this, I realize he REALLY doesn't stand a chance, what with having a mom who dashes for the camera when she should be wiping off his makeup. But how can I help myself? He's just so cute!

12 comments:

Paul said...

Rather than worrying about wiping off the makeup, maybe you should keep it from getting on him in the first place.

Alfie said...

That poor poor boy...

Jenni said...

haha - poor Jake always tells me his woes from being "raised by a pack of girls". How he got outvoted on every family outing, movie choices, and desserts. But I am grateful... he loves chocolate and appreciates a good chick flick! So I guess there are some benefits!

Charlotte said...

Peter often had the same treatment from his older sisters.

I have pictures of all 4 of my boys being dressed like that at some point and they only have two sisters!

Sylwia said...

that's too funny!! i love it!!

Pam Williams said...

Do not despair. Our son, now 32 and reasonably normal (considering that he's OURS), was always excited for his two older sisters' dance recitals because it meant he got to try on their costumes and prance around. Of course, his mother wrote and directed plays and he always wanted to go to rehearsals; and in the process he memorized the scripts (not a bad skill to develop). When he went to high school the first class he signed up for was drama, and he loved getting clothes at DI, the world's greatest costume shop. When he graduated from high school he had poise and could speak easily in front of large groups. When he went to college, it was with a drama scholarship. These things work themselves out.

Mary said...

Jenni--I have a friend whose husband was also raised by a pack of girls. She likes to brag about how well he does dishes and cleans bathrooms. #5 is already my most helpful little cook, and he understands how to coordinate outfits. His future wife will never have to make meals and she will always have a friend to shop with.

Charlotte--For some reason, I also have a picture of Ryan dressed in a girls outfit!

Pam--If these things work out in the drama king rather than drag queen sort of way, I'll be fine with that. #5 shows a propensity for dancing, so maybe he, too, will find a niche in performing arts.

Nate said...

Mary - get him some toy guns and bugs to play with. This dress stuff has to go.

mindy said...

those are great!! I especially love his expression in the second one. The first one really does look like #4 is doing some sort of torture ritual on him!

Charlotte said...

I had forgotten about that picture. Those were good times.

Min said...

I have to agree with Paul's comment. Poor kid.

Whosyomatty said...

At least he is not smiling in this picture lol