When Liz Evans isn't on call for the East Boothbay General Store, she might be playing “Candy Land” with her girls. Or they play something that resembles “Candy Land,” without candy. I never did well with board games — always picked the “lose a turn” card!
Liz's girls, Sabine and Astrid, keep things moving around the house. They are quite the team. When I visited, Sabine was creating new architecture with magnetic building materials. Astrid was helping her mother reorganize interior spaces.
Buoy, their pup, had staked out a spot on the living room floor, possibly looking for a calmness cookie. We were off to a good start.
I wore my photo special Wallace and Gromit T-shirt with a unique psychedelic tie dyed baby onesie on my head. Bald isn't always well received by children, unless I've painted a happy face up top. Nobody noticed but Liz — the dog left the room.
We had a great time. The girls each got to photograph mom (and photographer) with my camera, requesting instant digital reviews, not withstanding focus and composition challenges. Buoy was, in fact, re-bribed with a hand full of treats to the backyard, but finished early, just in time to request a snack from downstairs.
Soon, the hustle and bustle of summer will create new schedules for everyone, and our visit will be but a memory.
But, we didn't totally wreck the house, and managed a few memorable images that can be saved, enjoyed, printed, shared and hand colored for the art wall on the refrigerator. A moment in time that worked out well for everyone — what more could one ask?