He couldn't pose forever and I did manage to get a picture of him looking pretty miserable. So you don't think I am a mean mom for taking pictures instead of consoling him. I did do that first, but he was too miserable and just wanted down.
He recovered a bit by evening and was ready for some cake. He even started singing Happy Birthday to himself after we did.
He really enjoyed his cupcake. I hope that makes up for me getting him shots on his birthday. Probably not, but it makes me feel better to think so.