IT Guy uses reverse psychology when dealing with pouty kids.
“Don’t smile,” he commands.
“I’m not kidding,” he warns. “No smiling.”
“Really. I’m serious. No smiling!” he barks as much as he can bark when his own lips are twitching into a grin.
“Don’t you smile,” he sings as the pouty kid lips can no longer hold back and begin to turn up at the corners.
“Don’t you smile,” he laughs as he sweeps the smiling child up into his arms for a wiggly, giggly hug.