Wednesday, June 06, 2012

My Kid Went To DC And All I Got Were Weird Pictures…


So Margaret, my fourteen-year old, went on the 8th grade trip to DC.  We gave her spending money and helped her pack.  All we wanted was to get a few pictures texted to us now and then.  She acted like we’d asked her to saw off her own legs and beat her cat to death with them…because apparently, we’re like that.

I think I used up six rolls of film on my Kodak Instamatic when I went to DC at her age.  She has a smart phone with a forward facing camera and 8,000 mega pixels.

We had to beg her for pictures.



Not even taken by her – but by her friend Betty.  This was the only picture we had of Margaret for two days.  I’d asked Betty, “How do I know you didn’t skip at the airport and aren’t in Mexico right now?”  Betty; “My phone wouldn’t have any bars in Mexico.” 

It took until Day 2 to get this:


Her: Some Random Guy.
Me: Um, okay, so why can’t you send me a picture with you in it?
Her: NO!  That’s WAY TOO HARD!
Me:  Says the child who could hack into the KGB with a cell phone. Boy, I’m glad I got you that expensive smart phone with the front facing camera…


Me, in front of a building
Her:  Fine.  Here you go.
Me:  Wow.  You might’ve outdone yourself there…


Her:  Thought you’d like this.
Me: What?  Why?

Why would I like this…the ibex equivalent of the Time Magazine cover on attachment parenting?  Cuz that is no baby…



Okay, this is just awesome.


Her: Apparently, this is Robert E. Lee’s face on back of Lincoln’s head.

Me: Only if Robert E. Lee was a muppet or severely deformed…  BTW – this is absolutely not true – it’s a myth.  What moron told you that?


Her: Our guide, who told us this.
Me:  You mean the moron who told you this.


Her: This is a panda’s butt.
Me:  You are the sweetest child ever.

You know what?  Turns out she might be a lot like me after all. 

14 comments:

ML said...

I heard it was Lincoln's profile from the penny on the back of his head...

Leslie Langtry said...

Apparently,according to the national park service that oversees the site - it's just the way his hair was sculpted.

Janene Murphy said...

Ha ha! I'd expect no less from her. Gotta say, she gets extra points for Kermit. As for the ibex scene and panda butt? Yep, she's your kid! :)

Leslie Langtry said...

Janene - You are so right. This is the kid who went to the local zoo and the only pics she took were of the llamas pooping.

TerriOsburn said...

She's totally yours. I took ROLLS of pics when I went to DC sophomore year. Still have them *cough* years later.

My child never stops taking pictures of herself. I'd be lucky if I got anything of the actual city were she to take this trip. (She gets that from her father.)

Leslie Langtry said...

That's just it, Terri - she takes THOUSANDS of pictures of herself making goofy faces. And yet, I request a few and it's an unreasonable request.

Christie Craig said...

Oh, my goodness. That was funny. Thanks for the laugh.

CC

Leslie Langtry said...

Thanks Christie - anything for you!

TerriOsburn said...

Does yours do the duck face too? What is up with that duck face?? I've finally convinced Kiddo to stop doing that.

Leslie Langtry said...

NO! Because I'd kill her! Her friends all do the duckface - why do they think that's attractive???

Brandy said...

I took pictures of everything when I went to DC back in Jr. High (for a Government Class). But, I have to say I have no idea where most of those pictures are these days. I'm betting if my daughter went she'd take pictures like this, too. (Considering I'm the only one she lets take her picture? Yeah.)

Leslie Langtry said...

I might have to dig those old pics out tonight, Brandy. Of course, my daughter would laugh hysterically at my 70's hair...

Kristi said...

Sounds like a typical 14 yr old girl. For some reason anytime their mother asks them for something it's cause for a eye roll, or a smart comment.

Can you tell that I have a 14 yr old daughter? lol

Leslie Langtry said...

Kristi! We should form a club! Something where the dues are martinis...