Photo of The Day
Wait. What? We're Going Home? But I Don't Want to Go Home
- Category: Photo of The Day: Pictures and Their Stories
- on Mon Aug 26, 2013
- by Mark Stephens on Mon Aug 26, 2013 - (2) Comments
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM | Setting: f/4, 1/160th sec, ISO 100
This is why you plan for Mickey Mouse pancakes on the last morning of a good adventure. That beach behind these unhappy girls is this perfect strip of remote sand at the Sea of Cortés in Mexico. It's clean and open and free and satisfies a certain itch I never knew I had until I scratched it by coming here to veg for a few days. If you don't know it already, kids know exactly how to make a desolate beach with sticks and shells and sand more fun than 60 rounds of Scooby-Doo on the DVD player. They were heartbroken — as if you needed me to say it — when they realized this was our last day in Mexico.
"But I don't want to go home."
Can you hear it?
I did my best to soften blow. I told my self: Kneel down and speak slowly with your eyebrows up. Smile. Pretend to have a surprise. "Tell you what, let's do something really fun today. I mean really fun."
"Like what?" they pouted.
"What ifffffff weeeee could maaaake sssssssome Mickey Mouse pancakes?"
Samantha, on the right, grinned, then forced it back and looked at the ground trying not to let her face show how awesome she thought that idea was. Chloe's bad at poker. She dropped her thermos there right in the sand and yelled, "I WANT MICKEY MOUSE PANCAKES!"
That's the thing. You always need a new card to play. This day it was Mickey Mouse camping pancakes.