Thursday, July 10, 2014

She Quit

My daughter is through with me. Well, she's through with me when it comes to peering through the lens of a camera and snap, snap, snapping her picture. I had to coax, cajole, and bribe her to let me take photos at the beach last month. It was just the two of us, so being the center of attention instead of sharing it with a friend who usually goes with us made her... uh... not too willing.... But I persevered until she finally relented, and I managed to get a few quick clicks in.


It was just the two of us this year - out of the ordinary since she's taken a friend all but one year that we've been to this particular beach. But it was nice. We packed picnics for the days we spent at the beach. We read and talked. We soaked up the sun (and soaked in the pool). Because most of the better seafood places are better known for their long waits and pricey menu items, we dined on frozen pizzas, ice cream, Thai, and Mexican food, and found a little hole-in-the-wall 'dive' that served up fried catfish and shrimp with little fanfare. Our table was on a pier. There was no wait. Just good food and sweet conversation.  

Simple. Fun. with my girl.... 


8 comments:

Roban said...

And fruit and vegetables smoothies... It wasn't all junk!

Kelly Kardos said...

This daughter of yours is SOOOOO photogenic!! She has got a beautiful eye/camera connection.

Lisa Gordon said...

It sounds like you two had a wonderful time!
She is such a lovely young lady, Roban.

Have a great weekend!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Ahhh kids, they know so much and so little. The bonds that links us are often put to the test.

Think of her quitting as a sabbatical. :)

McVal said...

Awe! She's beautiful!

Relyn Lawson said...

You know how beautiful your girl is, right?

I hope she knows it, too.

Jamie said...

Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!! WOW!!!

Caroline said...

Such lovely photos!!! WOW!