Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

The joke’s on mama


Katie here. Again. I just couldn’t resist telling you a funny story about mama. You remember that yesterday I got to go to my park and we walked with Aunt Karen and Deuce and the new puppy Ace?

Ok, I admit it. They’re both adorable.

And the dandelions were all in bloom and mama wanted to do my annual yellow flower photo shoot but it was so hot she decided she’d bring me back after supper to do it?

Aunt Karen took this one, I was trying to get her to make my mama stop cause it was HOT out!

Well, we did go back in the evening. And did you know that dandelions close up when the sun goes down? Mama did not.

Yep, the flowers are all closing up mama!

So we pull into the parking lot and she realizes the field is not filled with yellow like it had been during mid-day. And she’s trying to get me to hurry out to the softball field before they close up entirely.

There was a cool breeze and it was lovely out there!

But I like to sniff things. And perhaps pee on something. Or both.

Plus I am thirteen, mama! Give me a break. Oh wait…yes I was actually prancing and running around because it was a lot cooler than it had been earlier.

Here’s a pretty one, right here, mama!

I kind of liked it.

In fact I didn’t mind posing at all with what few dandelions we could find. I even went off and found a few for her myself.

Can we go home now mama? I think the sun went to bed.

She’s silly, my mama, but I guess I’ll keep her.

The car’s over that way, mama.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

23 thoughts on “The joke’s on mama

  1. So cute! And no Katie, I did not know that dandelions close at dark. 🙂


    • Well, mama didn’t know that either. Luckily we found a few and between the couple of pictures taken in the middle of the day and the couple taken during the evening it will have to do.


  2. Katie–you are so much fun! Your mama must love all the new things you teach her.


  3. Katie, you are beautiful with or without the yellow flowers. And I didn’t know the flowers close up at night either. 🙂


  4. What a good model you are, flowers or no flowers.


  5. Ha! Funny story. You just never know what a human being will know and what she won’t.


  6. Made me smile this morning. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Those last two big photos are gorgeous, Dawn –but you can’t help but get gorgeous when Katie is your subject! I don’t guess I ever realized dandelions close up at night either. Lots of flowers seem to — my Shamrock plant among them. Thanks for educating me.


  8. Lovely and smart Katie! Thank you Dawn for sharing your photos and story. They make me smile.


  9. Ha ha ha! Katie you are adorable! As for those Dandies closing up… hmmm… who knew?


  10. Your brand of humor cracks me up.


  11. Awe, at least you tried!! Great photos when they were opened and Katie sure is a good sport! She looks fantastic for her age!! She’s ADORABLE! ❤️


  12. I wasn’t looking at the Dandies only you Katie!


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