Kids Rule- examples provided by Tyler

Three Year Old Girls Rule

I am the world's worst magician.  But I have trained my kids from a

young age to appreciate my magic.  Belle is taking a bath.  I am

washing her hair.  We have a bath toy that is a small bird pirate.  I

call him Captain Squawk (clever).  I take Captain Squawk and hide him

behind my knee.  I tell her that Squawk is in the medicine cabinet.

She is duly impressed.  She asks for a turn.  She tells me to cover my

eyes.  I open them and Squawk has disappeared.  I check beneath her

knees, but he is not there.  She giggles.  I ask her where Squawk is.

Let's just say that Squawk was sandwiched between two buns (worst pun

ever).  Poor unfortunate undeserving Squawk.  But, I have to admit, it

is a good hiding place.

Five Year Old Boys Rule

We are at the farmer's market.  I am laden with vegetable goodness.

We are at the last booth.  We do not have enough cash so Wendy rushes

to the ATM.  Isaac and Isabelle and I chat with the farmer.  We talk

to him about what crops are in season and the kids tell him what they

like to eat.  We have a nice discussion.  Wendy gets back with the

cash and we pay the farmer.  As we leave, he wraps a bouquet of

flowers and gives them to Isabelle.  She beams and gives him a

gorgeous smile.  I know that this spells future trouble, but today I

feel nothing but pride.

Isaac, though, looks sad.  He stares at his feet as we put the produce

into our bag.  As we leave, he asks me, "Why don't I get pretty

flowers?"  The farmer overhears before I have time to console Isaac.

He reaches out, prepares another bouquet, and presents it to Isaac.

He smiles ear to ear, takes the flowers, takes a huge whiff of them

and thanks the farmer.  I whisper a thanks to the man, almost overcome

with emotion.  I think, we make quite a sight, my five-year old boy

with his lovely bouquet and his dad that is fighting back a tear (a

single tear, for the record).  But, I love that Isaac loves flowers.

It is so nice that he is his own person.  That he bows to no man.


Here are some pictures and a video of our San Francisco shoot with our friends Lisa, Peter and Charlie.

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