Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gallant Gentleman

I wrote here about a camping trip to Lassen National Park in September. We camped next to Uncle E, his wife Sharyn, and their two adorable daughters.

Uncle E wrote a comment to that post: "I’m surprised you didn’t talk about my youngest falling into the lake (as she’s wont to do) and your chivalrous son offering my shivering little princess his shirt. What an absolute gentleman."

Sharyn sent some photos of the trip. Here's one of young Dylan and "his" two young ladies. Having already offered his shirt, he's shown here protecting his female charges from any further danger lurking in the wild.




Dylan really is one sweet, kind eight year-old, although lately, when I ask him for a hug--instead of just grabbing him--his response is to headbutt me in the abdomen. I'm glad he didn't start that when he was a foot shorter.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

What a sweet photo! Dylan is such a gentleman.

Debby said...

Oh, man! Maybe you want to stop asking for a hug, and simply start falling into a lake on a regular basis.

I'm with Kelly...sweet, sweet picture.

Pam said...

Awwwww...that's a keeper photo! Love it!

There's a lot of head butting around here. Fortunately, I'm not usually the target! :)

Redlefty said...

Pam took the words outta my mouth -- that pic's a keeper!

(headbutt)

MarionL said...

Hal, you should really be proud! (And that amazing photo does speak a thousand words!) A pat on the back to you and your wife for raising such a considerate, sweet boy!

(I was so freaked out when I heard about the helicopter crash in South Louisiana last week. I'm glad it wasn't you, but sad for the families of all those killed...)

Scotty said...

Chivalry is alive and well, and in someone so young too - wonder where he got that concept from, eh, Hal?

Great stuff, mate.

Uncle E said...

That's just one of a hundred examples of Dylan's kind hearted nature. But one of my favorites.
BTW, why haven't I seen that photo? Did you say my wife took it? I really need to pay more attention...

quid said...

Very, very cute.

quid

Mary Paddock said...

Oh how very cute. A real keeper. Definitely modeling what he's learned.

Roland said...

:)