Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Homework

There are a lot of us in South Pas. We're the parents who work from home during the hours when our kids are sleeping or at school. You'll notice us everywhere. We're waiting outside the kindergarten door before class lets out, checking email on our smart phones. We're dragging paperwork to the park -- paperwork which, for the most part, remains in the backpack next to the juice boxes and handiwipes while we attend to items higher on our task lists like building sand castles or playing hide and seek. We have desks, but they're usually piled with overdue bills. (We eventually get to those bills. But only after the playdates, the dinner dishes, the laundry, the email and our own work -- which is also usually overdue.)

So, instead, we spread out on the coffee table. Late. With ice cream. And if we're photobloggers completely at a loss for ideas, we resort to a time-honored tradition that seems to work for five-year-olds: show and tell.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! I am one of those parents myself.

Judy Williams said...

hee hee - I see Jesse from Toy Story.

This is one of those images that without words, says so much about a life. The stuffed animals, the naked doll, the bowl of ice cream. Yep - you did show and tell just right.

Mister Earl said...

Looks like from 100 years ago. Except for the computer.

WV: multhe. Multhe tasking.

Michelle said...

I want that Jessie doll.

Jean Spitzer said...

I love show and tell. This version looks fun.

Mike said...

That table looks great. Is that a bowl of chocolate ice cream?

GratefulTwinMom said...

Kinda looks like my desk. :)

Who cares what I think said...

Oh, this is hysterical. I like the Jessie doll, too. How did you shoot that in such low light?

Laurie said...

Thanks, you guys!

Yup, that was chocolate ice cream.

And I agree about Jessie. She's one cool doll.

Laurie said...

Oh, and about the low light shot. It's HDR!

Green Guy said...

Good one, Laurie.