The Incredible Sulk-{Guest Post}

I’ve learned so much about teens from Kristi at Live and Love Out Loud.  It’s my pleasure to welcome her to my blog and invite you to visit her on her turf as well!

Live and Love…Out Loud

My sweet little boy has been kidnapped and replaced with a moody, sulking 15-year old boy. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls I’d like to introduce you to…The Incredible Sulk.

Folks, I’m navigating my way through a sea of teenage hormones and these waters are rough! What’s got me scrambling for a life jacket? Moody teenagers, mine in particular. Seriously, what is the deal with those hormones?

During a recent photo session, my son Andre refused to smile. Despite my attempts to replace his I’d-rather-be-anywhere-else-but-here facial expressions with a genuine smile, The Sulk held his ground. Little did he know that this mama is packing heat. I’ve got a weapon of mass destruction and I’m not afraid to use it!

Able to crawl from one end of the living room to the other in 20 seconds flat. Taking life one wobbly step at a time, while unleashing her sugary sweet goodness on moody teens everywhere. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…The Smileinator.

Her pint-sized cuteness has the power to bring even this moody teen to his knees.

One sulking teen down, millions more to go. Moody teens everywhere are shaking in their low waisted, baggy jeans. They should be.

Comments

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    As a middle school teacher (before I was a Mom), I am very familiar with this sulk…this post is hysterical! You beat the Sulk!!! Victory!

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      Hi Rebecca,
      As a middle school teacher, I’m sure you saw enough sulking to last you a lifetime! I have a hard enough time dealing with my son’s sulking. I don’t know how you survived an entire classroom full of sulking teenagers.
      Thanks so much for commenting on my guest post. Have a great day.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

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      Hi Janmary,
      You’re so right! Sulky teenagers, grouchy husbands and ornery people all over the world are no match for my pint-sized cutie.
      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my guest post. Have a great day.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

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      Jen,
      Why yea, The Smileinator is available for your sulk-banishing needs. She also does bar mitzvahs. Let me know if you’re interested in acquiring her services. 🙂
      Thanks for commenting on my guest post here at the big top. Have a sulk-free summer!

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

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    This actually made me tear up! I too have a fifteen year old son and a fifteen month old smilinator of my own. I’m so sick of looking at the teen with that sour ass look on his face 24/7. I’ve been known to “send him to the other room” just for looking like that!

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      Hi Pamela,
      It sounds like we’re in the same boat! I can understand how you feel. It’s like no matter what you do, they just won’t bring themselves to smile. The scary thing is, I have four kids so I’ve got three more sulky faces to deal with at some point or another. I’ll be praying for a miracle! lol
      Thanks for visiting me over at the big top! Have a good one…

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

    • 14

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      Hello there Aging Mommy (Love your name!),
      My sulky son definitely loves his little sister. She melts him to the core and there’s no hiding it! I’m just glad that someone has the power to make the boy smile. I can’t wait til he gets over the sulky stage!
      Thanks for taking the time to comment on my guest post. I really appreciate it.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

  3. 15

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    OMG I LOVE IT! You have the sweetest kids!

    I seriously dread DS1’s teen years (he is 8yrs old), he already is moody enough lol. I keep thinking… when he’s 15yrs old… the baby will be 7! AHH!

    • 16

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      Awww, thanks Sarah!
      Tristan and Daniel are cuties too. It’s pretty crazy when you think about the age difference isn’t it? I’m still in shock that I have a 15, soon-to-be 13, 7 and 1 year old. Who does that? I’m starting all over again! lol
      Thanks for visiting me here at Seven Clown Circus. Hope you have a fabulous day Sarah.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

  4. 17

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    Love the pics. I think we could all use a smileinator in our lives. I know I could, and my kids for sure. Maybe we could borrow her for a day? Great post, tugging at so many emotions.

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      Hi Alicia,
      You’re so right. We all could use a little does of the Smileinator in our lives, couldn’t we? I’d be more than happy to let you borrow her for a day, but I’m coming with! It’d be extremely unfair for the baby to meet you in person while I’m stuck at home. lol
      Thanks for stopping by and visiting me at the big top. Have a great day Lish.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

  5. 21

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    I am SOO not looking forward to the stage cause not only will I have a moody teen boy I will have an every scarier thing-a hormonal drama queen teenage girl! OMG I am scared.

    BTW those pics are sweet

    • 22

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      Oh Joy!
      You’re not alone. I have a sulky, moody teenage boy AND a teenage drama queen as well. I’m telling you, get yourself a cute little Smileinator and you’ll be all set! lol
      Thanks for the comment and the smile. Have a great day.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

  6. 23

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    LOVE IT!! I love the Incredible Sulk. I don’t have teens yet, but I’ve seen the sulk before. Luckily I too have a Smileinator that has come in handy a time or two! Great post!!

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      Sounds like you’ve got one up on those sulky teens! Keep in mind that Smileinators are a great defense against grumpy old men as well. lol
      Thanks for your comment on my guest post over at the big top. Enjoy the rest of your week.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

    • 28

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      Ugh! I feel your pain Dawn. I have three daughters: a soon-to-be 13, 7 and 1 year old. We live in Drama Queen Town. You should stop by and visit sometime. lol
      Thanks for taking the time to comment on my guest post. Have a fabulous day.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

  7. 29

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    Sigh..it makes me sad to think my own sweet boy may be a Moody Teen someday. I may have to have another baby in 8 years just to have a smileinator in the house!

    I’m sure everyone tells you this but he really looks like Tiger Woods {but not in a i-will-cheat-on-my-wife-when-I’m-older sort of way]

    • 30

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      Haha! You know Gigi, it’s quite possible that you could get lucky and have a sulk-free boy on your hands. As for the Tiger Woods comment, you cracked me up!
      Thanks for commenting on my guest post here at Seven Clown Circus. Have a good one Gigi.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

    • 32

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      Funny how that happens huh? It’s like they put on this macho, I’m-too-cool-to-smile facade but totally melt to pieces around babies. Too cute!
      Thanks for taking the time to comment on my guest post here at the big top. Happy Wednesday.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

  8. 37

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    Oh my gosh, I love it! I can so relate — my soon to be 14 year old has turned in to a bit of a grump and sometimes I think the only person who can make him smile is his baby brother.

    • 38

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      You know, a friend of mine once said that the alien might’ve taken my son’s brain. I think she’s right. I can’t wait til this grumpy, sulky stage has passed. I’d love for the aliens to return my son’s brain. lol
      Thanks for taking the time to comment on my post here at Seven Clown Circus. I hope your son grows out of his grumpy stage soon. Have a good one…

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

  9. 41

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    I’ve got three teens. Not so sulky usually. But MOODY? O-M-G.
    lol.
    Are we supposed to get some kind of award after the teen years are over? lol

    • 42

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      Haha! Sheila, I sure hope we get some kind of award if we survive these teen years. I’m thinking a Congratulations-for-not-killing-your-teen award is in order! What say you? lol
      Thanks for taking the time to comment on my guest post here at the big top. Enjoy the rest of your week.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

    • 46

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      Aww, thanks! I’m glad that I make you laugh as opposed to making you cry because let’s be honest…isn’t that your kids’ job? lol
      Thanks for taking the time to comment on my guest post here at Angie’s big top. I hope your week is going well. Have a good one…

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

    • 50

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      I’m so sorry this is late Julie, but I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to comment on my guest post here at Seven Clown Circus. I’ll be over to visit you at your blog shortly. Have a fabulous day.

      Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
      @TweetingMama

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