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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15. Day 228. Squawking

 
I've heard just about enough squawking today to last a lifetime.
Honestly, I only reminded someone about a science assignment. I tell you being the parent of a teenager can be bloody difficult. You want to give them the space to make their own choices but you know that no matter how grown up they think they are they still need guidance.
Problem is while they NEED guidance, they don't always WANT it.
And so the squawking starts.
And so the very responsible parent left the house and went for a walk to South Bank. Some arguments you are not going to win so it's best to just retreat gracefully and come back to fight another day.
So having escaped the squawking, what did I find? A bird squawking.
While I watched this little bloke put on quite a show. He spread his wings, he posed and preened and feigned disinterest while going out of his way to draw attention to himself.
Sounds a bit like what I left at home really. I guess you just have to give them the space to spread those wings until they are ready to fly the nest.
And there will be a bit of squawking to endure along the way.

17 comments:

  1. love the ananlagy (sp?) and yes you are quite wise to do so, either that or throttle them

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  2. Oh my that is the most amazing bird photo, and I thought I did animals well!

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    1. I'd like to say it is my stunning photographic skills but in fact the bird just sat there and let me snap away

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  3. from the front view its beak looks a little unusual!! they are great close up shots
    i am having problems with a three year old at the moment , but i expect that is easier to cope with than a teenager x

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    1. I think nature has a way of making you forget but I don't remember three being that hard

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  4. LOL the photos go so well with the description of raising a teen. Nice shots.

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  5. Those are fantastic photos! I so understand what you're saying about the teenage thing, too! It's exhausting isn't it?

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  6. Fantastic shot, amazing bird x

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  7. Two brilliant bird photos, great capture

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  8. great photos.. know exactly what you mean about the squwaking! My son moved back home this week and we to have been squwaking at him all week!

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  9. Great pic, and good luck with the teenager! I have a three year old and i'm terrified for when she is a teen!

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  10. Beautiful Images and some great words of wisdom, teens are a constant battle, I keep thinking I've neared the end of the battles then slowly, silently another one creeps up and surprises you xxx

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  11. Such a fluffy little head! I love it :)

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  12. Fabulous shots, and your post made me smile :)

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  13. Love the analogy, and a fantastic photo to boot.

    Thanks for linking up.

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