Saturday, July 08, 2006

Timing is everything

From my father I learned it is rude to be late, so I like to be on time, usually early to events. I remember him pacing around the house waiting for his wife and four daughters get ready for any event. We always arrived on time, but the poor man ate holes in his stomach lining waiting for us.
But my timing was off when it came to marriage and children. I didn’t get married until I was 35 and I had my last child when I was 40. It’s been hard on the youngsters; they need a more active mommy than I am. But what I lack in youth, I more than make up for in cuddles. I treasure those little ones much more at my age than I would have if I had started my family in my 20s. I’m not saying this is universal, but it is true for me.
But the reason I’m thinking about my sense of timing is because of an event that happened yesterday.
I received a call from a friend telling me that a group of ladies in our church, and their children, were going to meet at a local business to see giant horses. (I later learned the horses are Shire Hitch horses) It would be a great place for scrapbook photos and would I like to come. Ummm, Yea!
So I dressed up the offspring and drove to the store in question. No giant horses were to be seen, not even giant horse pucky.
As I stood in the parking lot another woman from the grope drove by and asked me if I knew what was going on, so clearly I was on the right track.
DH was with me and he asked a clerk if she knew anything about giant horses. Yes, she said, they were going to be in the parking lot on Saturday. We were in the parking lot on Friday. Doh.
So we ate at McDonalds and went home with our cowboy hats.
Later in the afternoon my boss called and asked me if I wanted to cover a story. You guessed it; he was talking about the giant horses.
So today I’ll be loading up the kiddies, the camera and the cowboy hats, along with my reporter’s notebook and get paid for taking photos of the giant horses. Sometimes I love my job.
BTW, I did take some photos of A--- with his hat. The kid is so photogenic and he loves to pose. I hope to be back later with shots of the giant horses.


Big Sis said...

A is indeed Photogenic! Waht a cute kid. Maybe he is destined for some sort of career where he can be on camera. That could be good or not so good. Have fun watching the horses! Wish I could see them.

Renee said...

Great photo. I would be the one who got there a day early. I can never keep my dates straight. It probably has to do with having my kids later also. I had the "baby" at 34.

Wyo sis said...

So much better than a day late! A is adorable in his cowboy hat.