a couple of weeks ago we stopped by my nephew's on his 4th birthday. as per usual, i took my camera along in case the opportunity arose to snap a few shots of anyone cute.
this boy was doing his thing.
playing in the dirt because apparently dirt is more fun than the sandbox for some such reason or another.
and playing in the dirt is one of the things that boys do best, so we have to let them do that, especially on their birthday.
so i planted myself there next to him and started chatting & snapping in between.
i guess that dirt doubles for bedding, food, saw dust... whatever you happen to need at that moment.
mr. c: "why are you takin' pictures of me?"
to which i replied something like
me: "cause it's your birthday & i thought that might be kind of nice for your mom to have pictures of you on your birthday. is that ok???"
mr c.: "no."
i guess serious business should not be interrupted by the sound of the shutter clattering.
ropin' up your cows and all, that's very serious stuff.
so i'm thinking, "great. he's really gonna make me work for this!"
these 4 yr olds, what can we do with them?
we can bribe them, that's what we can do with them☺
me: "so, maybe if i can get some nice pictures of you, i just might have a birthday present for you..."
wow... magical... look at that face!
me: "seriously, is that the best you got?"
(i see no reason to beat around the bush with these people - 4 yr old people, that is)
me: "oh yeah... that's what i'm talkin' about!"
me: "just exactly how many birthday presents could you possibly need???"
ps. mom, that's chocolate cake around his mouth there. if you want me to, i can get rid of it, course i thought it was sort of cute! boys with clean faces... do those exist?