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Friday, July 9, 2010

Courtship

Deep in the folds of suburbia, we witness two small human creatures about to engage in a ritual of courtship.
The first step of this ritual has commenced. Just seconds ago, boy human adorned his target female with garlands of jewels. She seems unimpressed.

Sensing her disinterest, boy human moves to the next step of the game.

Washing windows.

Let’s see what girl human does.

She seems to be rewarding him and offers him two garlands as a sign of affection.

Emboldened by her sentimental actions, the boy human…..

….resumes washing windows.

Now it’s a wait and see game. Will girl human make the move?

In the complex human courting dance, the boy human must now show no emotion and be disengaged.

Wait for it…..

…wait for it…..

…wait for it….

SCORE!!



47 Responses to “Courtship”

  1. Monica Bhide — 7/9/10 @ 1:38 pm

    Love it! What a beautiful photo essay. (And adorable kiddos!!)

  2. this post could not be more adorable…what an awesome story you tell!

  3. Lori Jablons — 7/9/10 @ 1:45 pm

    Beautiful! This made my morning.

  4. Carrie Oliver — 7/9/10 @ 1:47 pm

    C’mon, what happened next?

  5. Faye — 7/9/10 @ 1:50 pm

    this is going to be priceless when they’re teenagers!

  6. Alanna — 7/9/10 @ 1:55 pm

    Sweet and funny, simultaneously! When my godson was still an infant, he already was flirting with women — and get this, only the PRETTY ones, at a year old. Wow.

  7. Lyndsey — 7/9/10 @ 2:18 pm

    Ahhh…what could be better than a reward for a job well done? :)

  8. Brian — 7/9/10 @ 2:22 pm

    Awesome!!

  9. So charming and I’m with Faye…his disinterest may astound him a few years from now! He’s a keeper…raising a son who will do household chores? You will have a daughter-in-law who ADORES you!

  10. Elle — 7/9/10 @ 2:49 pm

    Oh my gosh, cutest thing ever!

  11. Cheryl — 7/9/10 @ 3:28 pm

    Too cute! And I love that he washes windows!

  12. Pretty stinking cute!

  13. Cookin Canuck — 7/9/10 @ 4:37 pm

    So cute! It does start early!

  14. Vivilicious — 7/9/10 @ 6:54 pm

    Wow, too adorable. And I LOVE that he does household chores as part of the mating dance. Just add a bit of cooking to the mix (not hard given who his mama is) and he’s going to score big time later on…

  15. HoneyB — 7/9/10 @ 8:00 pm

    So totally adorable!

  16. elaine — 7/9/10 @ 9:26 pm

    how freaking cute. I am waiting on grandchildren and this was painful in a good way :)

  17. Taryn — 7/9/10 @ 10:57 pm

    Honestly, one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Kids are great, and these two are positively adorable.

  18. Holly — 7/10/10 @ 12:32 am

    LOVE it! He is too cute!

  19. Fran — 7/10/10 @ 12:51 am

    OMG! That’s awesome and so great you captured the whole thing. I like how he’s playing cool, pretending the kiss isn’t happening. He’s a playa already! :)

  20. kayenne — 7/10/10 @ 6:17 am

    tis nice to see a young girl getting her first lesson at managing boys… hahaha this is precious!

    btw, did u ever get that new kitchen aid mixer? what kind did you get?

  21. Wei-Wei — 7/10/10 @ 9:40 am

    I almost died! That is just too cute. But where is his reaction?!

    Wei-Wei

  22. Vijitha — 7/10/10 @ 12:41 pm

    Cute!

  23. Stephanie — 7/10/10 @ 1:03 pm

    How cute! I love the narration!

  24. Karen@Mignardise — 7/10/10 @ 4:47 pm

    A man doing household chores is the ultimate turn on for any woman!

  25. Carole — 7/10/10 @ 6:52 pm

    awww, how cute is that!

  26. Marsha Cade — 7/11/10 @ 9:03 am

    Very cute — the story and the kids!

  27. OMG! Jaden this is adorable! Of course our men get rewarded when they do house chores. So cute :) xo

  28. Chris — 7/11/10 @ 12:21 pm

    That is too freakin’ cute, Jayden.

  29. Amy L — 7/11/10 @ 8:37 pm

    Too adorable :) You taught him well!

  30. skip to malou — 7/12/10 @ 12:51 am

    awww what an adorable post! This, so far is one of my favorite posts so far. It tags at the heart

  31. Kiran — 7/12/10 @ 10:10 am

    So cute!!!

  32. Asianmommy — 7/12/10 @ 11:04 am

    Ha! How cute is that?!

  33. Kim in MD — 7/12/10 @ 11:40 am

    .Aawww…they are adorable! I love it when man does chores around the house, too! Oh- and I am so jealous that you have a pool outside your door, Jaden! :-)

  34. Kim in MD — 7/12/10 @ 11:41 am

    Ooops- I meant to say I love it when my man does chores around the house! :-)

  35. Leah — 7/12/10 @ 1:13 pm

    Precious!

  36. nicole — 7/12/10 @ 4:35 pm

    that is just so cute!!!!

  37. Single Guy Ben — 7/13/10 @ 12:20 am

    Oh, she’s his lobster!

  38. Adorable and hilarious! Thanks for sharing!

  39. My Simple Food — 7/13/10 @ 7:32 pm

    So adorable….Great pics!

  40. He washes windows? Does he cook too? What a keeper! :)

  41. Liza — 7/14/10 @ 11:02 am

    Really nice photography. The best subjects are kids according to my photographer friends. And these 2 little guys are the cutest.
    This can be made into a poster.

  42. Liam OMalley — 7/14/10 @ 3:22 pm

    Too cute.

  43. rita — 7/15/10 @ 6:09 am

    if that isn’t the cutest courtship i’ve ever seen, i don’t know what!?! i love it! girl, you are such an awesome narrator. i can’t wait for the next saga.

  44. Alta — 7/15/10 @ 1:18 pm

    LOVE THIS! Of course, in a few years, you can show him these photos and he’ll be all “eww, gross” and embarrassed. cause after all, that’s what Mom’s do – embarrass their kids. Right?

  45. momgateway — 7/16/10 @ 11:23 am

    they are so adorable…and will long remember this when they’re all grown up

  46. Winnie — 7/17/10 @ 10:57 pm

    Too freaking cute Jaden…

  47. Ashley — 7/24/10 @ 3:27 pm

    This is beyond adorable. Love it! :)

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