When my daughter was born I was pretty sure that I was out of my depth. When the obstetrician said, “She’s a girl,” I thought two things: ”Yay!” and “Oh crap!” I didn’t know anything about girls. Sure, I had two sisters, but my job as the older brother was to make their lives miserable and scare off boys I didn’t like. But raising a daughter? Yeesh.
Over the past nine years I’ve had the joy and pain of raising my daughter. I love her more than my own life and I can’t wait to watch as she grows into a woman (although I secretly hope she stops growing up and stays my little girl). Honestly, I think I’m more terrified now than I was nine years ago when she was born.
Pentax K20D; Sigma 70-210mm; f11; ISO 100; 1/640 sec.
If you’ve been reading my blog you already know what Mickey’s Fun Wheel (above) did to my family. Here’s a brief recap: In March of this year my family and I went to Disneyland and California Adventure. We rode the Fun Wheel (or “Evil Wheel” as my family came to refer to it). I enjoyed it and my daughter and wife went to their mental happy places and my son screamed and cried.
Why am I posting it today? The high school year is coming to a close (here in British Columbia, Canada) and I’m wishing that we were going back to Disneyland and California Adventure for the holidays. I’m also planning a trip to “Playland at the PNE” here in Vancouver for all of my Wolf Pack students (student leadership group) as a reward for their hard work throughout the year. We’ll ride the roller coasters and take a trip on the Hellevator (or eight as I usually do). My favorite ride is the Coaster, a wooden roller coaster built in 1958; my favorite because it’s the only coaster I’ve ever been on where I thought I might die.
Only three more days before exams. Here’s hoping I make it.
Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f16; ISO 100; 1/80 sec.