I have a cool kid. I often wonder where he came from & what it would be like to be so cool. His style is effortless & the way he just "chills out" is somewhat intriguing to me. Even when he is wayyy overdue for a haircut- he can rock the look. I was not what you would call a "cool kid". I knew many & was even friends with some- but was never classified as one myself. Unless of course, a bad perm, glasses, braces, & a unique awkwardness qualified me in some way. I'm thinking this must be from his dad's side. He's also a total ham & quite a performer, which is a little more familiar to me. I have a feeling there will be many plays in our future. Needless to say, it's always a fun adventure around here.
We've sort of developed a special language between the two of us that involves a camera. Photo shoots are something that we do together often- we've been doing it, just the two of us, for about a year (but as a family since he was born). It started out being "work" related. I would have him model my tees. But over time, it became more of an act of play. The kid knows how to work the camera & I love taking photos of him. The other day, we found this hat when we were going through boxes. He immediately snatched it up & started hamming it up. As with all hats, he prefers to wear them backwards. From this, a photo opportunity presented itself. What I didn't realize when I started taking photos, is that the hat belonged to Chris' best friend- the one we named Sayer after, Richard Sayer. Dick owned this hat when he was in high school - so it's over 27 years old now. He is a professional photographer too - so these pictures of Sayer took on a whole new meaning.
Lately, Sayer has been turning the camera on me (by using his vintage Fisher Price one). He's been interested in taking photos of things like shadows & lightbulbs too. Today he & Chris had a pickle party before Chris left to teach class- which is when I entered the picture. When I was explaining to him that he was made from pickles (I used to go through jars of them when I was pregnant) which is why he probably liked them, he then left the party to go get his camera. Which in turn, gave me the idea to go get mine. He wanted to take a picture of his little set up - then of me eating a pickle. Lucky for you, his camera doesn't have film - so you don't have to see me devouring my pickles.
My cool kid is growing up so fast & I find it fascinating & enjoyable. He has me laughing & feeling the need to write down what he says & does all of the time. While I'm seriously struggling these days with finding all of the time that I need for klt:works. I need to really take a tip from Sayer & just chill out.