I receive a lot of comments about my “promnightslideshow” tag on some of my flickr photos. I thought I’d give an explanation that is actually not the obvious one. I’ve noticed as flickr becomes more and more popular (I signed up before it was taken over by Yahoo!) more and more creeps tend to frequent it. I keep a close eye on who favorites photos and I’ve learned the hard way, not to tag photos with anything that might attract the creeps. Like “bath” or “naked” or “feet.” (I know.) We all accept a small risk by placing our children’s pictures online, but I like to remove the ease at which the perverts can peruse them. So – if someone goes to flickr and does a search for “bath” or “naked” – my kids’ pictures won’t show up. But – should I want to print them for an album or a gift – I can find them easily with the “promnightslideshow” tag. And of course it will help when it comes to her actual prom night…the slideshow will just build itself by that point.
Aside from that – how adorable is this photo? MrZ has taken over most of the bath duties since I lost my job. It’s his allocated time with NikkiZ of which I’m not a part. Except as the photographer, of course. I brought home these bath tablets this week that change the color of the water, but leave behind no residue. NikkiZ loves them. She thinks it’s very cool to have blue or green bath water. We haven’t used the red ones yet, but I think I’ll mix them with the blue, I’m not looking forward to the mental picture of my daughter in a pool of red. I’d prefer purple.
She also loves the bath crayons and bath paints. But – she likes to do more than just color on the bathtub with them – she takes very precise care to clean the markings off. I think part of the fun to her is watching the colors disappear when she rubs the washcloth over them. Now – if only she would be as fascinated with watching the mess in her room disappear when she actually puts things back once in awhile.
Actually – it would be just as nice for my husband and teenager to enjoy the same fascination, now that I think about it.