We went for a glorious walk down to our neighborhood park yesterday. There is nothing better in the whole wide world than walking with my mom and dad and listening to them talking and laughing together.

When we got to the park my mom handed the camera to my dad and asked him to take some pictures. Now, my mom is the picture taker in our house, so my dad was quite surprised by this and simply said, ‘What?’

My mom told him, ‘Hey, it’s not like it’s rocket science. You just aim and push the button. Come on, I know you can do it!’

Well, my dad got busy and took about 10 pictures of me and my mom together. He even commented, ‘Hey, you’re right, this is pretty easy.’

We all sat down in the grass and my mom was so excited to look at pictures of the two of us together. She became very still as she scrutinized each and every one of them. Then she looked at my dad and very quietly said to him, ‘Hey, not bad for the first time. Lucy looks adorable as usual, but, um, next time maybe take a picture of me FACING the camera with Lucy and not my BACKSIDE?!’

My dad and I looked at each other and burst out laughing…

It was a quiet walk home!

~Lucy