In my younger parenting days, I used my children as the outlet for my attempts at humor - nothing mean-spirited, but in the genre of "honey, put on this hat and go stand by ???? so I can take your picture" Basically fill in the blank depending on the nature of our outings. Now I find (much to their amusement, amazement, and at times, even chagrin, I prefer to be the one in the photo. Over the past few years, Madi has gotten used to it, to the point where she might even say, "Look Mom, photo opportunity ahead". We both know who and what she is talking about. Unfortunately for the boys, they are still a little green at this adventure and are adjusting as best they can.
|Behind every woman|
Next event was two days later at the State Capital. After presiding over a very important Senate Committee meeting (well, we were in the room), I saw the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately for Ethan, Madi was not with us. In all fairness, I asked the boys if they wanted a picture first. After declining (WTF), I shared the news that I would need one.
|And justice for All!|
Ethan suggested perhaps we could do that on our way out. Seeing through his attempts to divert me and seek alternative exits, I insisted that now was the time. Notice in the picture that the Statue of Liberty (all the way in from NEW YORK CITY) offered me the opportunity to hold the Freedom Torch. It was quite a day....but not over yet.
|It could have read Black and Blue!|
But at the end of the day, I think I had competition for the real or imagined world we were all creating and living in. I WIN!!!!!!
Until next time,
|Austin is the City of Music|
|Real or Fiction?|