Monday, May 14, 2007

She Looks Just Like Her Daddy

When I was still in my formative years, skipping with glee through the age before reason, my mother bought me a baseball cap that was bright yellow. The words on the front were "I Look Just Like My Daddy." She purchased it at a tourist gift shop. Because everything was connected in those days, in my mind, I associated that hat with joy. Yellow hats and yellow sun over the ripples of Lake George. Bats screeching through my bedroom at our cottage on the Sacandaga. Terrycloth rompers with zippers, and no shoes. One year nana died back at home while I cannonballed off the dock upstate in New York. In my mind, the water around me is glitter as it arcs toward the shiny azure above, while my scraggly limbs hold tight in a crouch that is sucked into the muddy base of a deeper blue.

I looked just like my daddy on those summer vacations and I was so proud. Twenty-five years have passed and so have those genes--those genes that swallow up fathers and regurgitate them in the form of the next generation. The Boss looks just like The Partner.
I hope one day she will be as thrilled with that as I was. As I am.




Photos courtesy of the best damn photographer ever

17 comments:

Chris said...

Luckily for her, she has more hair on her head and less on her face than I do.

slouching mom said...

Oh, she does, she does!

He's easy on the eyes. As is she.

Jene said...

she needs a pony!

Lauren said...

Awwwww. I can't wait til I have babies that look like Sean. And I mean literally, they will look like Sean, because they will be bald.

jen said...

gorgeous. and that last picture is absolute perfection.

he's not so bad, either. nicely done, sister.

Mary-LUE said...

What wonderful pictures! And I love seeing The Boss' eyes light up when being photographed with her Daddy.

Lawyer Mama said...

Great pictures! I love the expression on her face in the last one.

Oh & I just have to point out that I loved this:
"In my mind, the water around me is glitter as it arcs toward the shiny azure above, while my scraggly limbs hold tight in a crouch that is sucked into the muddy base of a deeper blue."

Now that's a line I wish I had written.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Those pictures are so great!

A girl needs a daddy that she can be proud of. I think yours, after seeing that look on her face, is well on her way to some serious hero worship.

Terri B. said...

Wonderful photos! Especially like the facial expression on the last one :o)

Heather said...

Beautiful photos!

Cristi said...

Absolutely adorable!

Mrs. Chicken said...

Oh, these pictures. To die for.

slouching mom said...

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jen said...

sister, just popping over to say your comment(s) my way today were awesome. thanks.

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lildb said...

gorgeous. fantastic.

I am SO! STOKED! to finally see The Boss's adorable-to-the-fifth-power face.

yum.

Julia said...

Oh my god, that last picture is adorable!

Your husband is a bit of a hottie.