The Pip rediscovered his camera today (the kids both have real ones, though old, because made-for-kids cameras are terrible) and took 241 pictures, mostly at the fire station for a Girl Scouts tour [*], three of which I thought I'd share, plus one I took.
[*] Without SteelyKid, perversely, because I assist with Girl Scouts and Chad assists with Odyssey of the Mind, which had its first meeting today, so they both needed to be at that, and so the Pip needed to be at one
of those, and was much better off rampaging the fire station than sitting at a meeting.
First, a pair of portraits of me: one I took because, for some reason I was never entirely clear on, a social media circle elsewhere was doing selfies in hoodies. As I said then, I don't wear hoodies, but I stopped to take this before I headed out into the rain. I rather like the severity of it and the slightly mysterious air the raincoat's hood provides:( hooded figure selfie )
Next is the one the Pip took today, because it's nice to be reminded of his literal POV (lots of pictures of my belly in the full set) and because it demonstrates his breathtaking lack of personal space. Also, my hair is very shiny in this.( portrait in extreme closeup )
And while we're doing selfies, the Pip's first attempt, which is extremely blurry because it's an old camera and thus doesn't have a flip screen, but amused me:( super blurry Pip )
Finally, one arty picture worthy of his dad, a fire truck's shiny hubcap (also a portrait of us):( selfie in hubcap )
(Probably you want actual pictures of the Pip, too, and Chad's got you covered: leaping into a leaf pile
, leaning over a book that SteelyKid is reading him
, with said book on his birthday
, and sitting in the driver's seat
). Also, SteelyKid in her taekwondo sparring gear
, because I found it while looking for the rest of these.)And
he barely objected to taking his amoxycillin (he got strep a week and a day after his sister), so on the whole, a good night.