I wasn't even sure I knew how to do it. Do you know how many times my kids are doing adorable things at the park and I think, "What an adorable photo this would make!" But you know what? I never take that next step and whip out my phone to try to take a photo. But today, ladies and gentlemen, today I was so inspired. Because there was a two-year-old girl wearing black cowboy boots at the park here in Chicago and I realized THIS MUST BE DOCUMENTED. It makes a damn jolly roger or jolly romper or jon jon seem NORMAL. At least jolly rompers seem comfy in an airy sort of way. Have you ever gone down a slide in cowboy boots in 80-degree weather? Well, me neither, but I bet it bites.
And then I thought, what if someone from Alabama was here and saw this atrocity and went back to Alabama and blogged that all Chicago mothers dress their kids in funny cowboy boots? I wouldn't like it one bit. (It's hard to tell here, but trust me, they are full-fledged cowboy boots.)
Also, do you know how hard it is to take a photo of someone with your phone without making it look like you're taking a photo of someone with your phone? I have a whole new respect for the paparazzi. Incidentally, if I am going to become paparazzo-esque, is it legal to post photos of other people's children in a not-so-flattering manner on your blog? (I'm not asking if it's nice, I'm asking if it's legal.)
PS -- Is it that Beyonce video that got Kanye West all in a tither and up in Taylor Swift's business? Is this what best videos have come to??? Remember the days of really good videos? Sigh.
PSS - Do not expect a future apology to all mothers who dress their toddlers in cowboy boots. Not gonna happen.