Friday, August 10, 2007

Innocents in Paradise

I said again and again that I wanted Abby's childhood to last for
as long as it could. Here are some really great reasons:




It's that joyous abandon that can be found only in childhood ...



It's that innocence that says to h-ll with society's conventions ... there's time enough for that ... and it's the rest of our lives ...




For now, we'll just be children as only children could ever be!


It started as a family lunch out one lazy Sunday (after attending Mass) at El Dorado Beach Resort in Dauin, Negros Oriental to celebrate Tito Carl's birthday, dad of cousins Gabby, Raffy and Cody.

Just lunch. No swimming.


So off we went with Abby only in her shirt and skirt.

They asked for permission to frolick in the sand ... no problem! "Go ahead" ... said parents too busy chatting with each other to pay close attention to what the children were up to next.

Before we knew it, one child was ankle deep in water ... "Mom! Can we wet our legs?" .....



Well, to cut this story short, mothers Tita Nini and myself finally decided to take their shirts off (Gabby, Raffy and Cody had only one spare each while Abby had absolutely none).... as one child after another went in deeper and deeper into the water....

We knew our brood well enough to realize that saying NO to swimming was futile. Children being children, you know .....

3 comments:

RTS said...

Very nice photos.
JP likes the water too.....we're too far from the ocean, but we take him to a lake nearby.

pau said...

abby is very lucky to have such a wonderful childhood and a mom who makes sure that she gets all the best in her childhood years. Im very sure she'll be a fine lady when she grows up :)

Olga said...

thanks pau. one can only hope one's doing the right things ... with parenthood, it's trial and error, no sure formula...