The first time you really jangle your funny bone, you think, "Hey, that's not funny!"
This past Saturday a certain 7.5 year old was signed up to race in a one-mile "Fun Run" in Bordentown, NJ. (He'd missed running in the now-defunct Princeton Fete the year before, and was itching to give this year's new sneakers a rigorous test.)
The course was mapped out on closed off city streets, whereas the Fete Fun Run had been a combination of outdoor track and practice fields. I decided I wasn't quite comfortable with sending Mr. D off into the streets of Bordentown with a "just follow everyone else, honey," so I tagged along.
This explains why the end-of-race "double thumbs up" picture is taken from this odd angle. I was lying down on the sidewalk. Next time, he follows everyone else while I cheer madly from the sidelines! (Although he did finish nicely, I'm sure he would have run a faster race without his wind-sucking mama trailing pathetically along behind.)