Why oh Why do parents think they are so funny when they put grown up paraphanalia on their children? Shawn and I are no better than any other parent as we decided these headphones were a great photo prop. The poor kid kept trying to get them off and we just kept popping them back on trying for that perfect shot.
Needless to say, the "perfect shot" I aimed for was never achieved, but we did get some we thought were funny. (Brayden actually started to think it was funny after awhile too...at least we weren't torturing the little guy in our efforts...I wouldn't put it past us).
So there he was in his risky business outfit, sporting the headphones, with his two parents laughing and thinking we are so funny. And I am willing to bet, aside from a few grandparents, this picture will hold little entertainment value beyond a smirk or small sigh/laugh. But that's what makes it so great. That's OUR son in those headphones. Those are OUR son's chubby thighs, OUR son's tube socks, OUR son's party shirt. And we think OUR son is awesome.
And so we try for that shot that captures how great our son is...even though we never will. Oh we will keep trying. Keep laughing at the get ups, the funny faces, the poses and the messes he makes...but I don't think I will ever capture what makes us laugh, because I think maybe that's for us alone. Because he is our son.