Sunday, 16 November 2008

Tears of a 13 year old boy....

today we went to a big car boot sale.

Zachary of course, (junk boy extraordinaire) came home with a few bits and pieces. One being these weird walking things. (Technical term for I don't know what the hell they are called!). They cost him all of $4.00 and he is thrilled.

(don't forget to click on the images for a much better image experience...)

Now, he is naturally very good at all balance things, always has been. That's why he was so good at gymnastics, why he learnt to ride a 2 wheeler bike by the age of 3 without training wheels and why he is fabulous at Trials Riding. (oh and riding the unicycle)

Most of the day he was running and jumping in these things - taking giant steps etc. He really enjoyed them. A few times I would hear a thump and then the words 'I'm ok' and off he would go again.

This last time, I heard a thump and an 'oomph' and then silence. Then I heard Stan say 'Are you ok?' and then I heard crying. So, being the good mum that I am, I went outside and saw him sitting in the chair. Tears rolling down his face.

Stay there, I say. I come back inside and get (nope no bandaids or ointment)

I get my CAMERA!

Ba ha ha!

He looked at me and said 'What are you doing?' I said, 'Your tears look fantastic, I just want to take a few photos....'

He looked at me as if I was stark, raving mad.

I am.

Here is the damaged knee....not too bad in the scheme of things really.

And finally - here are three more photos of him cause he looked so darn cute!!!

In this one he is saying 'dooooon't' but then started laughing....


Brissiemum2 said...

Are they sky runners? I thought sky runners were higher though.

How cool! And he is a very brave boy! That knee looks ouchies!

Anonymous said...

Fab find, and I'm with you. As long as they are not out cold the camera is always ok. Seriously though I'm glad it wasn't a broken bone. Love the light, the subject looks great too :)

R. Duckie said...

Oh, poor guy , caught on camera and everything

Carrie Young said...

OMG what ARE they?!!!!
How could you pass up the opportunity to capture future 21st party photo's?!!!
Personally I am in awe that you have 2 teenagers and that YOU are still alive! Do you offer a boarding school service by any chance? ;o) !!

Miles McClagan said...

I'm so glad my Mum never took photos when I took the skin off my Dad told me I was crying too much, the cheek of him!

Tiffany said...

Love the tears, that is a lovely shot. I think I will take a tear picture when my next kid cries, which should happen any minute because one is always crying about something.

sylvia said...

What a great find!!!
Had to laugh about you getting the camera, I thought I was the only mum to do a thing like this LOL
Zachary has changed a bit since I last saw a photo of him. What a spunky young man he is turning into :-)

sunnyme said...

I love the last one of your boy. I think he has an amazing expressive face.

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Awwwwwwwwww...boys will be boys! Gotta love their determination to try out new things and go with the flow. Mom made things all better.