Sunday, February 21, 2010

Redux:The $370.00 Dolphin Hug

I'd pay double that amount to be in warm weather with LFG right now. This was a post from sometime last summer. Remember summer?

It’s vacation time again. I was scrolling through last year’s Bahamas pictures a moment ago while pretending to be attentive during a client conference call. I had to feign some level of engagement. After all it’s billable and I’m all about billables today. I’m sure you are weary of LFG by now but like I’ve said, when you only have one child, everything is a darn Kodak Moment.
This Kodak Moment cost me $370.00 for 45 minutes. Whew. I gotta get me a Dolphin 'cause this Hug the Dolphin thing is a racket.
One of our vacation weeks last summer was spent in the Bahamas and LFG could not wait to swim with the dolphins. She read all about the experience on the host resort’s website and was nothing short of giddy. It was without question; THE most important thing about the Bahamas trip.

I figured that parents would be allowed to stand on the shore, cameras in hand, taking pictures while the kids did the dolphin deal. Nothin’ doin’. Thus the steep tarrif. Kids under twelve required a guardian with them in the dolphin cove. Makes sense from a safety and liability perspective and certainly makes sense from a revenue cycle angle. I’m a free market guy. How could I argue the logic?
Besides, my baby was happy and that’s all that matters.That night at dinner night however, she disappointed me deeply.The gal just can’t handle her Shirley Temples.
Out Cold
But the gal can rally....She showed no signs of her nocturnal overindulgence at Snorkel Camp the next day.

A good time indeed, was had by all


Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Ah, yes...Summer. I do vaguely recall the concept...

Anonymous English Female said...

ADG - I love this post - LFG looks so happy! O summer! To quote Ada Louise Huxtable: "Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit." Care to meet me in Anguilla??

Paul said...

Never tire of LFG moments... I love peeking in on your father-daughter excursions - these posts are beautiful.

Gail, in northern California said...

Tire of LFG? Never. I feel like it's a privilege you're willing to share her with us. I want to witness her growth and how Dad handles it, or NOT!

Her cotillion photos were some of the best of her "blossoming", but I've enjoyed them all--from her baby photos to the latest excursion at the newseum.
Keep 'em comin'.

VogueOntheRange said...

She is absolutely precious and looks SO much like you. Memories worth every penny that I wish I had more of with my daddy.

ADG said... ain't never gonna come back again...summer

AnonEng...Anguilla ...yes please.

Paul...great to hear from you. I hope that all is well.

Gail...thanks as always.

VogueRangerGirl...many, many thanks. LFG is my heart.