"Are you ok? You don't look happy."
To which he explains to me that everything is fine and that he is happy.
I ask him this question because he is not a big smiler. He laughs when I tell him that because he knows it's true and apparently that statement makes him smile. Go figure.
Here are a series of pictures of Stephen's face. The first one is what I would consider a pretty standard facial expression for him. Hence, why I ask him if he is ok. The ones following that are a result of me coaching him to smile for the camera.
This last one is of course my favorite. It's natural. It took a little coaching.
"Relax your face. No snaggle teeth sticking out. Look at the camera. Nothing silly."
I love my son. Smiles or silly faces and yes, even somewhat stoic, unhappy looking faces.