Child’s play

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.


About Dena

I'm a suburban Clevelander by way of Oklahoma City, by way of North Florida, by way of Southern Maryland, by way of Upper Michigan, by way of Northern Italy, by way of Lower Michigan, by way of Texas. Because of living in so many places, I have something in common with almost everyone I meet. I love reading, writing, and American history (especially reading or writing about American history). I'm interested in culture of place, historical trauma, and writing about the kinds of histories most people don't know about.
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2 Responses to Child’s play

  1. Chris says:

    What’s that old saying? “Pink sky at night, sailor’s….ummm….sailor has been taking LSD?” 🙂

    Great picture, sometimes the best turn out by accident like that. Looks like they had a blast!

  2. kdiddy says:

    That’s an awesome picture. Looks like a little girl’s dream come to life!

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