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Grandchildren Making Faces

Updated on July 3, 2019
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Ruth, a.k.a. Elayne Kongaika, was raised in the orchard town of Orem, Utah. She married a Polynesian and has had amazing travel experiences.

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Making Faces

I am lucky to have twelve grandchildren that surprise me every day. They are clever in their expressions and some come naturally to it. My purpose here is to share with you some of my favorite facial expressions my grandchildren shared. You can decide for yourself which one is the winner.

Funny Characters!

Honestly, I don't know how I am so blessed to have such characters in our family! There are moments in every life that are boring, happy, surprising, and insane. It seems that certain children just have more theatrical way of showing their reaction to these moments.

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Which Side of the Family?

Some grandchildren shy away from the camera and then there are those who welcome any extra attention from you. Sometimes it is hard to believe they all came from the same grandparents (it must be the "other side")!

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I don't know if it is the new generation or not, but I do not remember making so many funny faces growing up. Perhaps the "selfie" kids are used to posing for social media and so any camera pointed in their way elicits a reaction like some of these beauties!

The Dab!

You can see every kind of face in this picture, even the dab!
You can see every kind of face in this picture, even the dab!


Now that I really think about it, perhaps we are influenced by peers, cousins, or siblings to make faces. Someone said that:

  • Weird faces are a way to GRAB ATTENTION.
  • One person might say, 'Make a funny face' and when everyone follows it but one, it'll make them the odd person out. So, they just follow the trend because of peer pressure.
  • Pure FUN! We all make funny faces to babies to make them laugh!

Are you "the One"?

Don't be too serious!

Fake smiles are...well, fake! It is much more fun to be REAL. I have my grandchildren to thank for showing me several ways to not be fake.

Some of my grandchildren have actually excelled in drama and found themselves in plays at school or elsewhere. It is quite a feat to put yourself into another character and portray it well on the stage or screen.

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Make 'em laugh!

My grandchildren are multicultural with a mix of Scottish, English, Danish, Tongan, Filipino, and more! You could say we have a mini-world in our family. There are so many traditions, habits, hangups, talents, etc. and that is what makes our family extra superb! I am glad the children have enough confidence to show their quirky side.

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Thespian or Comedian?

When I was in high school, I belonged to the Thespian Club. I remember two performances that I did, but none of them included making funny faces. I believe we may have a few comedians in our family. Of course that makes life much more fun and entertaining.

I remember watching Jerry Lewis and Red Skelton when I was young and they were hilarious. At least if my grandchildren cannot get a job they want, they could entertain as comedians!

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Too Cool!

Then, there is the child who is too cool to make faces. He or she may think their face will get messed up if they distort it too often. Or perhaps they just make faces behind the camera.

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Self Expression

We all have our own unique quirks and traits, and we all have our own style for sharing pieces of ourselves with those around us. I am more of an introvert and self expression comes through writing and artistic ventures. Some of my grandchildren also enjoy writing and many of them are very artistic. I am glad we live in a society where we enjoy the freedom of self expression.

Which one do you like best?

I think it is a three-way tie between...well, three of my grandchildren. You can comment on which one makes you laugh the most. As for me, the following is my favorite...

Great grandpa and our youngest grandchild.
Great grandpa and our youngest grandchild.

For those of my grandchildren who want to pursue a career in acting, I have found a video that you might need to watch.

Are you a natural?

Are you a natural...

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Elayne


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