Monday, 22 July 2013

You wait for ages for a dinosaur ...

... then four come along at once.
Having already found the 1000 dinosaur sticker book and the dinosaur floor tile, I went to a garden party yesterday where there were dinosaur biscuits for the children
 And a dinosaur toy in a pushchair
And I must thank Rinda for the fact that I am now known as the 'strange woman with the odd dinosaur obsession'.  Having rushed to the food table to take a photo when I overheard a mum say to her son 'Look at the lovely biscuits in the shape of a stegosauros'  Later I then saw the same child pushing a soft toy around in a push chair.  'Is that Peppa pig?' I asked. 
He looked at me with disdain.  Stupid adult woman.  Peppa Pig?  Of course it's not Peppa Pig it's George Pig.  
'what's that George has got under his arm?'
He gave me a withering look, the kind of look a 3 year old gives a grown up when they say something totally 'stoopid'.  'It's his dinosaur'. 
'Can I take the dinosaur's photo?'
'Why?'
Well I considered explaining. Would a 3 year old know what a scavenger hunt was?  Probably not.  So I just said 'I like dinosaurs'.  The little boy's mum sees her little son talking to a strange woman and comes over.  'Lady wants to take George's photo mum'.  I grab my phone and try to take a picture of the toy.  All I get is the little boy's elbow as he dances around with George and his dinosaur determined not to let me take a photo.  Then a blurred shot as he holds it close to me and then whips it away at the last minute.  People are now watching. Inspiration strikes.  'There's not many of those biscuits left now, why don't you go and get another one?'  and with that George is discarded on the grass and I take advantage of getting my shot.  I hastily put the toy in a pushchair and get my photo. 
My reputation is in tatters but at least I've got a good dinosaur shot.  

10 comments:

Kirsty.A said...
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Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Haha, oh Deb, I admire your tenacity. And I love your sense of humor too!

Kirsty.A said...

THE THINGS WE DO FOR A PHOTO!

Miriam said...

Dinosaurs like busses! none for ages and then three come along. Love it!

Amy said...

I thought George was Peppa at first glance too ....

Abi said...

That's hilarious! I have not found any dinosaurs at all!

alexa said...

I am grinning here! You could always do swopsies with others who need a dinosaur :). Nicely captured.

Sandie said...

Yes, we do embarrass ourselves sometimes for the want of a photo.
I did the same on a pier when I asked a fisherman if I could take his photo - explaining it was in aid of a photo challenge. He didn't say yes or no, just got on with baiting his hook. I'd hoped he'd pose, but no. So I took one of the top of his cap and as I walked away he stood up and cast his line over the side. So I took some more without him probably knowing. Job done!!
I took a photo of my grand daughters dinosaur but hope to get a better one. Lucky you having some to choose from.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

LOL! This is great. I love the cookie dinos. I need to make some cookies.

Maria Ontiveros said...

A good dinosaur photo and a GREAT dinosaur story. That one made me laugh out loud!
Thanks for sharing,
Rinda