Thus, my children have grown up understanding that camera flashes are just a part of life.
Now, that same situation has trickled down to their kids, my grandbabies. In fact, I often say that all of the grandkids at one point or another thought that grandparents were just cameras with flashing lights...because we always had one aimed right at them!
unfortunately Adam and Jenny innocently taught Owen (almost right at birth! ha) to say "cheese" whenever a camera was pointed his way.
So he did.
However, if you say "cheese" with a little extra emphasis, your face gets a bit contorted...the eyes squinch together and all of the teeth (or gums, in some cases!) are exposed. (Try it in front of a mirror if you dare...and, you'll see what I mean.)
Now we can't get Owen to stop doing his, now-to-be-called: "cheese face" and, more importantly, he has gotten his sister, Audrey to do the same.
Here's the proof:
Oh dear. : )