Thing 1, Thing 2

Spoiled? Pampered? You Decide.

Notice how sweet and angelic she looks here? Well…it’s the photoshopping. In reality she was trying to scale the inside of the giant dogwood tree at the botanical gardens. BY HERSELF. I just took pictures while she tried (I have not desire to squash her adventurous spirit, even if it causes her to break her neck) and she kept getting stuck and frustrated and finally just gave up.

Then, when were resting in the shade and she was sitting in my lap, she started whining about the back of her leg hurting. I looked and the damn thing was covered in blood! And she got it all over me! (Wait. That didn’t sound very sympathetic, did it?) So I cleaned her up and we discovered she had a pretty hefty gash in the back of her leg from all of the monkeying around. The only thing is, it was stinging the crap out of her every time we held her because our sweaty bodies weren’t helping.

So – LilZ did what any good brother would do – and carried her like a superhero.

I’m telling you. She doesn’t even realize how good she has it.

25 thoughts on “Spoiled? Pampered? You Decide.”

  1. That first photo is so gorgeous! Poor NikkiZ, although in that last picture, she doesn’t look like her leg is hurting her all that bad. Maybe she’s just distracted by the flying. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh that first picture is just WONDERFUL! You should put that one in a frame… Also, she is so lucky to have such a great big brother!

  3. I agree, that is one awesome picture-taking and Photoshopping (is that a word?) job there! Definitely a keeper.

  4. I was thinking she looked precious. And you’re doing such great things with Photoshop. Well done!

  5. LilZ is an awesome brother.

    Your doing a great job with Photoshop. Have joined PW’s Actions Flickr group?

  6. I’m so glad you all like that photo. I really don’t know what I’m doing and it seems whenever I THINK I’ve done something cool, or if I make a product I love (this one is being printed as we speak) then someone comes along and tells me how to make it better. And I’m always, “Oh. Really? I kinda like it how it is.” Reminding me that maybe I don’t have the natural “eye” –

    OR –


    Yeah. I like that theory better.

  7. The photo of NikkiZ is really stunning. I love your PS skills – how quickly you must learn. I, on the other hand, am a total dolt πŸ™‚

  8. Now THAT is a good older brother!

    And you’re right, the first picture does look pretty angelic. It’s a good thing we have you to tell us the truth…otherwise we wouldn’t be able to tell her true personality! πŸ™‚

  9. Beautiful photo – even if she was being stubbornly independent πŸ˜‰

    She is so lucky to have LilZ for a big brother.

  10. ain’t it funny how they never feel the pain until they sit down long enough to feel the pain, and then we as parents also realize how badly they are hurt too?
    it can sincerely suck!

  11. One day she’ll appreciate it. Just save the pictures to remind her. Great job with the PS. I love the first picture. and the last.

    So who is the superhero? the flying toddler or the big brother?

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