little boys and butterflies

my tiny tornadoes and i went to see a butterfly exhibit...

how much fun is it to go from a foot of snow to a tropical room filled with butterflies from around the world?

butterflies were free roaming and everywhere you looked.  some even landed on us.
some were gorgeous on the outside and some appeared ho hum until they spread their wings to reveal unbelievable iridescent colors...  

i pointed out this little beauty to the tiniest tornado because i thought it looked like it was wearing a super hero logo

he was enamored...

as we stood there looking at it pondering what it's powers might be a photographer with a serious camera stopped beside us...

i know she was a photographer because the lens on her camera was at least two feet long and she spent a lot of time adjusting it to get it just right...

as she was adjusting it my four year old tiny tornado saw it as an intrusion...  he looked at her lens and then looked at her and then politely said;  "excuse me.  i am looking at this butterfly right now."

she didn't flinch.  she didn't acknowledge. she just kept adjusting her lens... and we continued looking at the butterfly...

or so i thought...

because in that second between her placing her finger on the button and the noise of the shutter snapping open his little hand went up over her big fat lens and his once polite little voice said; 

"EXCUSE ME!!  I SAID I WAS LOOKING AT THIS BUTTERFLY RIGHT NOW!"


gotta love little boys... 


and me?  well i have this mental image of a prize winning photo hanging on a wall titled;  Butterfly Between Tiny Fingers. and when it shows up i am going to demand royalty fees.  because, my friends, that's how i roll...



6 comments:

  1. I love your tiny tornado! Way to stand your ground, little guy!

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    1. i so love children who still have no filter... hehehe... ;)

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  2. Mark up one for the wee laddie!

    Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

    I can almost hear him say "This is MY butterfly at the moment thank you very much!"

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    1. you are welcome sir... i sorely wish this gram had the same attitude. ;)

      if you see that photo surface you will let me know won't you?

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  3. Hahaha! That is hilarious!!!

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    1. you know, sometimes the truth needs no adjustments whatsoever. =D

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