The Kids Stay in the Picture

by Marinka on July 19, 2008

I’ve been reading many blogs recently, most of which I’ve discovered through Meghan’s fantastic website AllMediocre. Many have photos that just scream “summer” and not wanting to be left out, I decided to get some of my own. I took this photo at our lake house this afternoon, after the kids had gone swimming, my daughter changed into jeans despite the 10,000 degree weather and my son refused to give up on the idea of one more running leap into the lake and therefore wouldn’t get out of his bathing suit. They were on the dock and then the ducks swam by and I remembered that I had been carrying a stale piece of bread in my purse like a kazillion year old lady, just for this purpose and the kids fed the ducks and everything was tranquil and perfect for a solid thirty seconds.

What this picture does not show is that every five minutes I told my husband that I was having a heatstroke and must be transported by Mr. Softee truck back to NYC where I could enjoy air conditioning and the internet and that he told me that the kids were having fun swimming and that this is why we had the lake house and my pouting and nearly passing out when a neighbor mentioned “water snakes.” Maybe I need a better camera.

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Madge July 19, 2008 at 7:15 pm

30 seconds of tranquility? are you kidding? please, tell me all your secrets. i want that 30 seconds.

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Melissa July 19, 2008 at 7:35 pm

That’s what I was going to say! Thirty seconds of no kids screaming at each other would be absolute heaven!

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wfbdoglover July 19, 2008 at 8:53 pm

I am pouting because I want a lake house…. but ‘da hubby said no.

I did have withdrawl symptons when out of NY for more than 24 hours.

Love the ducks..

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Alice July 20, 2008 at 12:34 am

What is it with age and the AC? I hate doing almost any activity in the humidity anymore. Makes for a boring summer.

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Z July 20, 2008 at 8:08 am

This picture reminds me so much of my own summers as a kid … Such great memories, and how I wish I could go back just for a day!

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