Awkward Starts Early.

All of us have multiple awkward stages in our lives.

(At least I think we do – if you’ve been the perfect Barbie-Cheerleader all your life, well, I hate you lucky you.)

But the rest of us … have had at least a couple.

I certainly had a few myself…

Some brought on by my fur-like Greek Eyebrows and not-nearly-as-dark-as-it-should-be-to-go-with-the-eyebrows Mediterranean skin..

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Some brought on by horrific early-90’s fashion…

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And some brought on by my Mother’s more…creative side.

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Ali had her first awkward stage at around 5 weeks old.

The poor girl had Junior High Acne problems and Old Man hair problems all in her infantile stage:

And now, at four weeks old, Noah has officially hit his first Awkward Stage.

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(Not to say that he isn’t completely adorable despite his awkwardity by any means.)

But.

His baby acne is outta control, and since baby acne heals and regrows faster than kudzu, it’s constellation pattern changes daily…

His hairline is beginning to recede, certainly foretelling an impending loss of baby hair in awkward patchyness…

And his eyebrows – well, they’re still completely nonexistent.

Poor kid.

He’s tried out several coping mechanisms to deal with his awkward appearance and resulting self-consciousness…

Aggression..

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Melancholy Meanderings…

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Addictive Behaviors…

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Feigned Indifference…

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Fit Pitching…

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And Cross-eyed Confusion.

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(Not to be confused with Cross-eyed Pooing.)

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But despite all of his reactions, I’m just happy that he’s handling it with a little more politeness than his sister did.

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