The Guilty Stare

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Z’s doing the guilty stare. When she’s up to no good, she keeps doing what she’s doing (i.e. no good), but has the guilty stare on her face. Her eyes get really big and her eyebrows get sort of furrowy and worried. She tries to look like she’s innocent, really, but it doesn’t work well.

 

I love how babies have that innocence in which they can’t hide their guilt. Some second graders I taught had that innocence. Some didn’t. Whenever we’re up to no good, we hide our guilt well, professionally. Maybe the world would be a better place if we had more of that baby innocence. And if we did act up, we’d have the guilty faces, so people would be able to call us out, and encourage us to do better.

Sigh.

And [by] the soul and He who proportioned it. And inspired it [with discernment of] its wickedness and its righteousness” (Quran 91: 7-8).

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I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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