If looks could kill: adventures in fear based parenting
This is one of my favorite photos. It was taken by my Granny in her backyard and includes 4 of her 5 grown children. May I direct your attention to the front row, second from left.
That would be Jack, my devious brother. I wonder what kind of shennanigans one could possibly be pulling during a 5 second family photo shoot, but Jack was creative in that department.
To the left is cousin Tricia, who knows better than to defy her parents but takes obvious delight in Jack's daring ways.
Then pan over, far right, to my parents- both of whom are attempting to control their son who is out of arms reach...and knows it. Finally there is Ashley.
Good, sweet little Ashley who is smiling oblivious to it all while Mom takes out her aggression by raking her fingers through Ash's hair.