It was time to take the annual "bluebonnet pictures" for us here in Texas while they were in full bloom. So I get some solid white shirts, charge my camera battery and head out with the boys the next sunny day.
I may have mentioned previously that Jace has had some severe allergies here lately and spring has really gotten him BAD this year. SO, as we are trudging across the big patch of blue bonnets, I am listening to Shane protest how people might "see" him getting his picture made from the street and how Jace is itching beyond belief. I am just about fed up with the both of them. Jace starts really complaining that his eyes are burning and he can't even keep his eyes open, as portrayed in these lovely photos.
Being a big brother like no other, Shane sees his chance to make matters worse for Jace and tells him he thinks Jace may have contacted poison ivy. Well it doesn't take much to make Jace really believe this and his imagination gets the best of him as he starts to itch even more and begins to get really upset. At this point I give up, realizing pictures are out of the question for the day.
All the way to the car Shane is telling Jace horrid stories about how Jace even possibly has scabies now and Jace REALLY starts panicking, although he has no idea what this even means. On the way home, I try and calm Jace down and tell him how he doesn't have anything but allergies and everything will be just fine.
When we get home, my Mom calls and lets me know that it was a record high pollen count and that Jace was probably being very truthful about his complaints. So I start to really feel bad.
A little friend comes over to play with Jace and Jace asks if they can go to the friends house to play. But before they go, Jace wants to know if he still has scabies! :(
I just hope he didn't take this misinterpretted "brotherly" information to his friends house!