There’s nothing wrong with kids having some weeks of flat time in summer with an empty schedule; they’ll look back on those days fondly. There’s also nothing wrong with the odd soccer or basketball camp. I rather enjoy dropping the boy off at these and watching the other parents, who appear, pre-9-AM on a weekday, in a remarkable variety of apparel and presentations. I caught one of my recent faves for this summer day’s photo.

Mom fixes kids’ shoes pre-soccer-camp

This woman was dressed for work and I thought her shoes extremely superior; she was fearless striking off across the soft grass in them, too. It seemed poetic justice somehow that she got caught up in shoe maintenance.



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From: Mike (Jul 22 2008, at 01:01)

Hi Tim,

It's wonderful shot but did you pause before either taking it or posting it here, given the hysteria around posting pictures of children on the internet.

I only have a handful of images of my son with his friends - it's gotten to the point where I feel I need a written waiver from their parents allowing me to take a picture of them.

And in this shot, it's a double whammy as you're pandering to foot fetishists as well ;)

Mike

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