Oh, to be a kid again when the simplest of things made us happy

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

The genuine smile of a small child

I just love kids, especially when you get them to smile, not a forced smile, but a genuine smile. You know the one you capture when they aren’t looking. This shot was taken at my daughter’s 12 birthday and this little guy couldn’t be happier, he got a birthday hat and that is all he really needed to make him smile. I’m just glad I had the camera ready and caught the moment. Don’t you wish we could still be this happy by just holding a hat?



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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Todd, I love this photo...the simplest things make children happy...and that goes for my chocolate lab, Zeke as well.

Sep 30, 2010 04:31 AM #1
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Susan Laxson CRS
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Ahh.... the simple pleasures and for me, a child's smile is one of them.  Thanks for sharing this with us!  ~ Susan

Sep 30, 2010 04:52 AM #2
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Steve Loynd
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Todd...I love kids too especially when they're someone -elses...fill them with sugar and hand them back to they're parents...Just kidding.

Sep 30, 2010 05:03 AM #3
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Glenn Roberts
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There was a New Yorker cartoon from the 70's that showed two zonked out hippies walkking by a playground where kids were having lots of fun and one hippie said to the other, "Don't you wish you could freak out like that again?"

Sep 30, 2010 05:32 AM #4
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Todd,

Interesting guest list your daughter has. A 12 year old cougar! Talk about robbing the cradle. 8>)

Great photo! That will warm Parents and Grandparents hears for decades to come.

Bill

Sep 30, 2010 06:16 AM #5
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John Walters
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Looks like he was having a good time.  I bet he had his eyes on the cake and ice cream.

Sep 30, 2010 06:31 AM #6
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Very cute, I love hats! and this picture too!

Sep 30, 2010 07:30 AM #7
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Craig Rutman
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You just have to love the innocence of a child. There's nothing like a kid laughing...at the simplest of things.

If only there was a way to keep them from becoming teenagers!

Sep 30, 2010 10:14 AM #8
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Todd.

You told the whole story in your title. Great job, and photo. :)

Steve

Sep 30, 2010 12:34 PM #9
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Todd,

That is an adorable baby. Great picture.

 

Sep 30, 2010 04:30 PM #10
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Lori Churchill Cofer
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Todd,

Anyone who knows me well knows I LOVE children.....this little guy is adorable....and thanks for the big smile... :)

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Kids really are the greatest and when you can get excited by a hat, then that is just even better.

Nov 02, 2010 07:39 AM #12
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