When my kids were younger all of our photo-worthy moments happened in the house.
When Po left little pink yogurt footprints from the kitchen to the bedroom? I got it on film! (seriously though - never rent a house that has the dining room carpeted, what's WITH that?)
When the teenager was just a toddler and tried to PET a rat that was in our backyard - I have photos of the bite marks AND the rat that died soon after... and to think we were worried about my SON getting sick from the bite...
Now? It seems all of our camera moments happen when we're out and about. I'm actually pretty good about having a camera with me most of the time, but last week when I drove by the local gas station - I was caught completely off guard and without a camera to document their HUGE sign advertising "Ice Cold Ice" - how badly do you all want to know what the alternative is??? Room temperature Ice? Boiling Ice? hmmm....
Funny license plates always catch me off guard... I suppose I could snap a photo of them with my cell phone camera (except that it's the world's worst camera) but I actually get worried that I will cause a bit of road rage by taking photos of their license plates!
Funniest one I saw recently? CYADHL... what, not funny? of course it's not all by itself... but then when you realize that it was the license plate on a UPS truck (who recently forced DHL out of business locally) - it's pretty danged funny. Unless of course you happen to work for DHL, in which case I didn't laugh at all, I promise.
Today's "man I wish I had a camera" moment? Actually, it wasn't MY camera I was missing - it was my friend R - who should start a blog JUST to tell this story... but since she won't I'm stealing her thunder. Sorry R, if you want your thunder back just say the word :)
R was getting ready for bed last night - pajamas? check. Lights out? check. But her hands feel dry... so she goes over to the cupboard (in the dark) and grabs a tube of lotion, which she proceeds to rub into her hands - and then crawls into bed for the night.
In the morning R wakes to find that she made a teensy tiny little mistake. The Lotion? Self Tanning Cream.
and of course - I wasn't able to insist on a picture before she scrubbed her hands raw in order to lighten the damage... but I imagine it looked something like this...
well, minus the weird eyebrows, and those criss-crossed suspenders, I have a feeling R would look REALLY bad in those!
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