ETA: Important, self promoting note: if you like this picture (or even if you don't but you were curious and clicked the link someone had on Twitter), please post a comment below. I'm entering a photo contest* and I'd love to get a canvas print of this pic! Hey! You! Person looking at this post! I know you're there! Please make a comment below? The more comments I have, the more likely I am to be a finalist in the photo contest! I really want that canvas print (the cash won't hurt either)! You don't have to be witty and stuff. Just an "aww, how cute" will do. Please? Pretty please? Just a little tiny comment? Just think of how much N will LOVE staring at a 16x16" print of himself.. :-) KThnxbye.
We took N to the beach a little late this year. Instead of taking him during the balmy days of July, life intervened and we didn't make it until August, when the water was a bit colder. It wouldn't have mattered. While he loved the pool earlier this summer, the beach was the anti-hit. He was freaked out by the waves. He didn't like walking on the sand. He clung to Daddy while Daddy swam. Then he clung to Mommy while she waded. More freaked out clinging to Daddy while Daddy played in the surf. He cried, fussed, and flapped his hands. A very short reprieve from his ill temper was granted when the kind people next to us made their son share his sand toys. Then he realized he'd have to touch the sand - it was a no go. Finally, after about an hour and a half, we decided to give it up and go home. GF placed N on his shoulders, and we got the only true smile of the day. It was a doozy, and I was relieved I hadn't packed up the camera yet.
*Contest messaging: This photo is
being entered in the Goodbye Summer, Hello Snapfish photo contest
sponsored by Snapfish at parenting BY dummies. If voted the best summer
picture I will win a photo canvas and other prizes from Snapfish &