You’re it!
Monday January 23rd 2012, 12:12 am
Filed under: Friends,Life

I was talking to a friend today and showed her a quick sequence of shots of Parker on his birthday: face coated in cupcake and grinning with his mom, then contemplating whether to eat more or smash more, then arms thrown high in delight: Taadaah!

She loved it; then she showed me her niece and nephews on her own Iphone.

Oh cool!

She flipped through a few and then stopped at one of her eight-year-old niece, the oldest, running happily in front of the incoming tide. She told me why she loved this photo so much.

Her brother and his family had been visiting recently and it was the first time his kids had seen the ocean. His little girl kept running after the receding water, then running back in to the beach just in front of its return, over and over and over and over, till finally my friend asked her what she was doing? (Clearly there was a perspective here that the adults weren’t quite in on, and she wanted to know.)

“I’m playing tag with the ocean!”

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Cool! Next time I’m at the beach, I’m going to try that. Kids create the best games!

Comment by DebbieR 01.23.12 @ 1:19 am

And the ocean isn’t going to get tired of the game.

Comment by LauraN 01.23.12 @ 5:03 am

I love it. Mugsy played that game too. The ocean always won, sooner or later.

Comment by Channon 01.23.12 @ 6:44 am

“Playing tag!” I love it! I’m trying to remember if I ever did that. Probably.

Comment by Don Meyer 01.23.12 @ 9:49 am

I love watching kids, dogs, and seabirds playing tag with the ocean. Thanks for the image!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.23.12 @ 7:36 pm

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