While at Fire Island last week, I noticed Owen waving his hands in seaweed methodically as he was getting out of the water. He was having so much fun exploring the slimy stringy texture on his own. Then I had the best idea ever.
"Hey Owen!" I shouted, "Hold up a bunch of seaweed for a picture! More! Grab more seaweed! Yes. Like that!"
He clearly thought it was the worst idea ever.
I usually like to stay out of my kids way when I take their pictures. But once in a while I ruin the moment by trying to capture it. This was one of those times. Please tell me I'm not alone.