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Watery Boy

beach boy
My middle son graduated from eighth grade last night and then left for camp. Today he is flying to camp, which started yesterday, as he didn’t want to miss graduation. I’m a little sad – I miss him! I know it’s a cliché, but they *do* grow up too fast.

This frolic-in-the-waves photo was taken last month at Asbury Park Beach.

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Robin from Israel says

Mazal tov! Straight from graduation to camp, what a great way to start off a summer :).

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Squirrel Queen says

Great shot! It sounds like your son is going to have a busy summer, he's off to a fun start.

2sweetnsaxy says

Great shot of the water moving around him. They do grow up too fast. Its not so much a cliche as it is just the truth. ;-)

Ewok says

Oh what a refreshing image. I want to be there right now. It is hot here today.

Ilana-Davita says

What a great photo with a lot of energy! It is nice for your regular readers to see your children grow and mature.

Magical Mystical Teacher says

If the photo was taken in May, then I'm guessing the water was just a bit on the chilly side!


It doesn’t take an ocean
Or a mighty sea,
A simple little raindrop
Is enough for me!

I also like the jewels
Scattered in the grass
After summer thunderstorms
Soak the earth and pass.

There’s also perspiration
Clinging to a nose—
A sign of honest labor,
Or so I suppose!

Wonderful, most wonderful,
Are the seven seas,
But give me downy snowflakes
Clinging to the trees!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Papaoneone Beach

Leora says

Ffffffreeeeezzzzzzing! I just stuck in my toe. My husband didn't even do that.

Thanks for the poetry. "I also like the jewels
Scattered in the grass
After summer thunderstorms
Soak the earth and pass."

Annette says

Great shot! You are right, they do grow up so fast and are so much fun. Enjoy every day with him.

Jane @ One Photo says

Lovely photo - you caught those waves perfectly.

They do grow up so very fast - this coming from the mother of a four year old but last week she decided she could run her own bath and dress herself and I felt a little redundant.

Rajesh says

He is having real good time.


Esta foto é muito boa, com movimento, luz, e seu filho se divertindo. Os filhos crescem e batem asas a procura de independência. Primeiro, acampamento, depois, estudam fora, depois se casam...é assim. Também fizemos isso com nossos pais, mas toda época é boa, e tem seus dias felizes.

Emille says

Yeah, those are the not so pleasant sides of kids growing up! On the other hand, it also means that you have a good relationship with them. Also, you eventually get used to the separation:)

Carver says

Wonderful shot of your son.


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