I don’t think he’s even looking at the camera, is he?
When we went to the Grand Canyon I was about 13 or 14 and totally into reading novels. In all the pictures taken of the Grand Canyon with me and my brother in the foreground, I look immensely grumpy because my mom pried me away from my smut book to look at a gigantic hole in the ground.
LOL, that’s a funny photo, we always say that part of the thing about being middle aged and raising kids is that our three year old asks to share our orange metamucil. Now how many kids develop a taste for metamucil?
When I was a teenager, I was on a train where we had a 1/2 day layover in Chicago and we voted on whether we spent the time in the Field Museum or a movie. I lost!! I have no idea what the movie was but I still wish we could have seen the museum. We took our kids to Utah and Arizona National Parks, and wish we had taken our grandkids to see more than just the mountains of Colorado and NM.
Sean is in an anti-picture taking phase. Every time he sees me pull out the camera, he runs away so I have to carry M&Ms with me and negotiate:
1 M&M = I won’t run away, but I won’t smile.
2 M&Ms = I won’t smile, but I won’t stick my tongue out or cross my eyes.
3 M&Ms = I’ll act as though I know you.
4 M&M’s = I’ll do my crazy bug-eyed fake smile.
5 M&Ms = genuine photo album quality smile.
Our kid (and in February, kids) sooooo have geeky parents. I mean, we both know how to program a computer, I’m a total art nut and DH and I love musicals (though I’m the only one that’ll play “name tha tune and tell me the show!”). So yeah, Geeks are gonna rule the world!
Sean’s lucky. You’re the cool parent who took him to see dinosaurs. My mother thought it was fun to pull out the science trivia flash cards on long car trips. Nothing like spending your summer vacation reciting the definition of photosynthesis.
Could I send my kids with you on your next trip? I am just sooo bad at Science Museums and the kids just love them. I feel my mind start to numb and my fingers get itchy and I want to lay down and roll around and shout “I hated Physics” whenever I get near the damn place. I know it is good for them and they will be learned creatures for having a Mom who endures the tedium. It’s just so hard for me to get enthused.
We did a dinosaur vacation, too . . . but we waded through a river to see the dinosaur tracks . . . http://commonmom.com/education/making-tracks/. And my kids would have loved to see dinosaur bones on vacation like your little dude . . . they love that stuff! So geeks or not, I think seeing “old” stuff is always cool for the kids 🙂