June 25, 2007

You guys have me good and whipped, because after reading several comments aggressively demanding kindly requesting some visual evidence of this so-called War Face, I spent my afternoon hovering over Riley with the camera, repeatedly shouting show Mama your war face, sweetie! like a total freakshow pageant mom. Of course, the boy completely refuses to perform on command, so this is the best I could do:


You’ll have to imagine something a little less shocked/dopey (“WHAFUCK?”) and a little more . . . war-facey. On the other hand, that’s a pretty good shot of JB’s war face. If he were an active duty pirate, that is. Yarrr, matey, this toddler’s diaper be smelling like Davey Jones’ locker, arrrrr.


36 Responses to “The arrrrrt of war”

  1. Gertie on June 25th, 2007 8:06 pm

    that look on Riley’s face is pretty much how I face the world each day.

  2. Colleen on June 25th, 2007 8:07 pm

    that’s fantastic!!!

  3. Jennifer on June 25th, 2007 8:13 pm

    Love that face! Actually both faces are pretty great!

  4. Janssen on June 25th, 2007 8:15 pm

    WOW! That is so cute and hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Crystal on June 25th, 2007 8:18 pm

    I have to say, that’s the funniest thing I’ve seen all week.

  6. jonniker on June 25th, 2007 8:25 pm

    The whole thing is downright priceless, and JB’s face? OMG. HEH.

  7. Deanna on June 25th, 2007 8:34 pm

    I loooooooooooooooovre it!!

    Thanks for relinquishing the war face!

    I totally want this on a t-shirt.

  8. Jo on June 25th, 2007 8:46 pm

    Brilliant pic! Thanks for acquiescing to the requests :) Sorry, just couldn’t resist continuing the pirate talk.

  9. Mary O on June 25th, 2007 8:57 pm

    Oh my god. That is great.

  10. Mack on June 25th, 2007 9:19 pm

    Hahaha! Riley’s face is PRICELESS.

    JB is preparing for years of “HEY YOU KIDS, GET OFF MY DAMN LAWN!”

  11. Kirsten on June 25th, 2007 9:22 pm

    Laughed so hard I crapped my drawers. Thankyouverymuch

  12. Carmen on June 25th, 2007 9:28 pm

    Holy hell, that is funny. I’m still giggling…

  13. Stephanie B. on June 25th, 2007 9:35 pm

    I just about pissed my pants. That’s an AWESOME war-face!

  14. Alexa on June 25th, 2007 9:47 pm

    Excellent. That’s fan-tab-u-lous

  15. deanna on June 25th, 2007 11:20 pm


    the hilight of my evening

    as the brits say….brill. brill.

  16. Serror on June 26th, 2007 12:43 am

    Awesome! Love even the “pseudo” war face! Too Cute!

    Hee Hee! :)

  17. Emma on June 26th, 2007 3:08 am

    Thank you for making my morning! I love Riley’s expression, even if it wasn’t the Official War FaceĀ© But don’t worry, you’re not a freakshow pageant mum yet… that is, you haven’t been putting curlers in Riley/JB/Dog’s hair and smearing vaseline on their teeth… right? Right?

    And why wasn’t JB in Pirates 3?!

  18. diane on June 26th, 2007 3:40 am

    Just too cute….worth the wait!!

  19. JMH on June 26th, 2007 3:52 am

    Can’t..breathe…still laughing!

  20. pennyjar on June 26th, 2007 4:45 am

    Yarrr! According to my son, who weighs 59 lbs and was sitting on my lap when the “warface” picture popped up, your husband looks like “that guy who played on Dick and Jane.” I think he means Jim Carey, and I think it’s because of the weird face and the spiky hair. Jim Carey’s. And your husband’s. Not that his face is weird, he has a very nice face, normally. Your husband. Jim Carey’s face is okay too.

  21. Jenna on June 26th, 2007 6:55 am

    Love the war faces! I’m having lots of great images of the “Baby War Face Pageant”. Now THAT’s a pageant I could get excited about!

  22. warcrygirl on June 26th, 2007 7:53 am

    HAHAHA! That’s how my two used to look…right before they crapped their pants. Good times…NOT. Hey, can we have a tantrum face as well? Nothing stops a tantrum dead in its tracks (if only for a moment) like the flash of the camera.

  23. Claudia on June 26th, 2007 9:04 am

    Hilarious. I have one of those, too. Only she’s three. Something to look forward to – the ATTITUDE never goes away. They just get older and better at thwarting your “authority.”

  24. mcgee on June 26th, 2007 9:10 am

    precious..just precious…

  25. Misty on June 26th, 2007 9:21 am

    how cute!! I admit, i saw you type “pageant mom”, and i totally read it as “pregnant mom”. yea, i was hoping. LOL

  26. Pickles & Dimes on June 26th, 2007 11:32 am

    That face is priceless. You and JB should make life-sized color copies of it and wear it as a mask whenever Riley’s being extra howler monkey-like.

  27. Jessica on June 26th, 2007 11:45 am

    Love the almost War Face! I have a picture of my son making almost exactly the same face, at five months old. He still makes it at times, when he looks at you like he has NO idea what the hell you’re talking about.

  28. Kait on June 26th, 2007 12:03 pm

    Too cute! I love expressive toddlers/babies!

  29. victoria on June 26th, 2007 12:45 pm

    AWESOME! Thank you for this! :-)

  30. Leslie on June 26th, 2007 1:37 pm

    What an unusually scatological series of comments.

    Riley gets more Calvin-like with time — you need to get the boy a toy tiger and start reenacting some of the strips. Do they sell Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs in Seattle? Or would they automatically be Mocha flavored?

  31. Junni on June 26th, 2007 1:39 pm

    Is it weird that I’m kind of a little in love with you and your family?

  32. Stephanie on June 26th, 2007 2:14 pm

    Hey…so if JB ever pisses you off you can ship him over here to NY. I’d take that war face in!

  33. biscuit on June 26th, 2007 3:38 pm

    Your boys are so adorable.

  34. Eric's Mommy on June 27th, 2007 4:07 am

    Ha Ha! That’s awesome, it looks just like Eric’s “Blue Steel” face.
    How cute!

  35. Lori on June 27th, 2007 5:02 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Squee!!

  36. Josh on June 27th, 2007 1:25 pm

    Hmmmm. I see. Not what I was expecting. Actually I enjoyed JB’s face more. If I hadn’t seen picture of him leaping small buildings in a single swat team bound, I would probably bust his chops for a weak pirate face. He just doesn’t look scary enough to be a pirate. Great face anyway.

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