I’m not quite sure what happened with my camera when I took this shot, but another kind of malfunction could not have turned this photo out so perfectly. This was the evening of Elle’s 7th birthday party. Hyped up on homemade chocolate cupcakes (iced with candy corn colored frosting) and Elle’s very cleverly named Spider Juice (clear Sprite with colored fruit juice ice cubes), the girls were absolutely wild. I sent them outside to play, still dressed in their princess costumes, and caught them in the middle of their Hide & Seek game.
Little girls do still dress up like princesses these days. And little kids do still have the imagination to create their own games with their own rules. They’re still innocent, like they are supposed to be.
This photograph will always remind me of that.