side effects of motherhood

Blue Steel, baby.

I’ve been trying to teach Truett the Blue Steel for the longest time now, which is that deadly look all male models have. Yes, it’s the sort of important life lessons I spend time teaching my kids. But hey, it’s a good skill to acquire even if he doesn’t ever become a male model because it is versatile enough to be used anywhere, like if you have to wait too long at the bus stop or when the waiter gets your order wrong at a restaurant or somebody cuts your queue.

It’s hard to get it just right though, because it can’t be too blur or too pouty or too sullen or too constipated.

I told him to imagine how he’d feel if one of his gummies got stolen.

A year and a half later, he’s finally nailed it. Several more years of practice and he’ll be ready.





What do you say, almost as sullen as Edward Cullen?

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  • Reply Rachel September 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I love Tru’s expression, some sexy pout going on there. Maybe time for some speech and drama classes? He seems like a natural with his expression.
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    • Reply Daphne September 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      Yes, definitely speech and drama. Any good ones to recommend?

  • Reply Madeline September 1, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Classic! Doubt he needs the 15 years of practice.. he’s already a pro!
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    • Reply Daphne September 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Hahaha I’m making him practice so that he’ll make it big and pay for his own tertiary education. It’s all in the grand plan.

  • Reply Pearlyn September 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Robert Pattinson!!! Tru’s gonna be a heartbreaker when he masters the sullen look.

    • Reply Daphne September 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      Oh ya your favorite!! Ok, I’ll ask him to practice on your girls see if it works.

  • Reply Susan September 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    You know you could let him try some eye liner, if you’re trying to achieve that vampire-ish look. Test it out at Halloween :)
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  • Reply The ET Family September 2, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Oh my so cool….. just like Stefan but younger verson ;)

  • Reply Xiaowei September 2, 2011 at 1:36 am

    So cool!
    I think he looks like Justin! :)

    • Reply Daphne September 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      YES I THINK SO TOO!!! A much cuter version though..

  • Reply Leney September 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Blue Steel reminds me of Zoolander movie! lol! I think your boy has pretty much master that look! Few more years and he’ll be a heartbreaker i’m sure :)

  • Reply Yvonne Yeo September 2, 2011 at 11:57 am

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  • Reply Ai Sakura September 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    haha almost there for sure ;p
    remember to poof up his hair too :)
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  • Reply Hsin September 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    He looks like 周杰伦! Better than Ben Stiller or RobPat.

    • Reply Daphne September 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      Hahahaha Jay Chou? Must grow his hair longer a bit and make him do small eyes.

  • Reply Gene September 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Oh my God, this is classic! I asked my daughter to try it. She can’t because I keep on laughing. Hahaha!
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  • Reply Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder September 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Yep, I’d say he almost has it. :)
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    Heartbreaker! XD And the hair’s all correct.
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  • Reply Jerb September 3, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Oooh… he’s oozing with charm and coolness. I don’t think he needs 15 years to catch up… he’s almost there!

  • Reply Jia Zhan September 5, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Cool…girls will really dig this.

  • Reply pink cloth microphone September 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I must say he really nailed the look.

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