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Read the Directions

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 July 2009 in People & Portrait.

Recently the bubble blowing set-up that we had bought for Fiona was not working. So our almost 3 year old granddaughter said, "Grandpa let me read the directions." Silly Tuesday

Le Tour - I think that I love the TTT more than any other stage of the Tour. This year, once again, it will be real times; bravo.

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 400 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Silly Tuesday. Here is mine:

7 Jul 2009 5:07am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

The right type of people to get to read instructions - normally much better than us older folk! Lovely shot of a pretty young lady. Happy ST - here's mine.

7 Jul 2009 5:16am

@dobbino: Thank you.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice shot she is look busy with her stuff...

7 Jul 2009 5:24am

@Vachel: Very busy.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

I am sure she figured it out in no time :)

7 Jul 2009 5:25am

@Nicholas: Absolutely.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a very beautiful moment you have captured here mate!! love the whimsical gesturing of the magic 'bubble' wand and the content look of the dog resting on the bench!! classic!

7 Jul 2009 5:46am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

It is an energetic little girl! his answer is relentless and adorable! Beau is there to support the effort! A nice family shot!

7 Jul 2009 6:46am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci, Mathilde.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

They know it all at that age! Lovely shot. The dog seems in a very relaxed situation! Here is mine!

7 Jul 2009 6:49am

@MrsAmber: Yep, they do.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

now if only you could get her to proofread some of those manuals we get with electronic equipment!
(mine here!)

7 Jul 2009 6:52am

@djedfre: No problem!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

lovely shot!!

7 Jul 2009 7:45am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Oh which beautiful moving image ! A little girl who studies the best way of playing... I like !

7 Jul 2009 8:26am

@Peggy M.: Merci, Peggy.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke dock boy,Wales), Germany

lovely shot,brought a big smile to my face :-)

7 Jul 2009 8:51am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Oh...that's great ...a superb photo ,very serious reading the instructions and I love the dog waiting quietly !!
Here is my Silly Tuesday !

7 Jul 2009 9:00am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Quite serious.

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

well, not necesarilly a photo for silly tuesday. I thought we were still on monday when I first saw it.

7 Jul 2009 9:35am

@xavier cardell: It's silly if you think of a 3 year old actually reading.

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

so cute.... she's adorable!

7 Jul 2009 9:52am

@Betsy Barron: Thanks; she's Grammie and Grandpa's pride and joy.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I totally adore this Jack, you'd swear she's saying ok wooofie, first you have to ... splendid lol

7 Jul 2009 10:01am

@Lorraine: That's exactly what she was saying.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Lovely picture, the girl is so concentrated and the dog seems bored!

7 Jul 2009 10:11am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

1. Pucker Lips 2. Blow. Very cute. Here is mine.

7 Jul 2009 10:13am

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Cute picture ! The little girl is lovely !

7 Jul 2009 10:32am

@Irene: Merci, Irene.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

She is too cute! Here's mine.

7 Jul 2009 10:56am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

How adorable, especially the set of her mouth ... and her 'guardian' companion!

Here's my silly contribution!

7 Jul 2009 11:02am

@Judy: She normally has a crooked twist of her mouth that goes back to her Greatgrandpa.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

That is too cute, Jack! Made me laugh. Kids are just great. Here is my ST contribution.

7 Jul 2009 11:11am

@Betty: Yes, they are.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

She is so sweet and cocky!

7 Jul 2009 1:08pm

@Yvonne Simons: Right on both counts.

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom


she'll be telling you how to work the DVD recorder before very long :-)

7 Jul 2009 1:15pm

@Ian Bramham: What do you mean, "before long"???

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The directions are in Chinese : ] My Silly

7 Jul 2009 1:42pm

@ordinaryimages: "Chinese, Swahili, Anasazi; no problem; I read them all!!"

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Oh, they don't read at 3 years old in the States, here in Spain they read and do sudokus ;-)

7 Jul 2009 1:43pm

@xavier cardell: Great come-back!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Sweet portrait, I like also the sitting dog in the background

7 Jul 2009 2:20pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful moment you captured here . Love to see that dog , resting but watching what was going there ..:))

7 Jul 2009 2:32pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

nice portrait

7 Jul 2009 2:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beau seems ready to help if called upon.

7 Jul 2009 3:22pm

Don from spokane, United States

A very cute picture of this youngster mimicking adults in reading directions.
Actually it an unintended satire... when do adults read directions? :-) Love the dog calmly snoozing behind.

7 Jul 2009 3:46pm

@Don: Nailed. I hate reading directions. I've read books on the D700, but not the Manual.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Yeah I know ... woman are much much better with instruction manuals and she learned that at a very young age! Very funny photo, love her expression while she's figuring out how to make it work again!

7 Jul 2009 4:11pm

@Monique: She was quite serious about it. When she finished her reading, she said, "Now this is what you do."

kerfendal from Paris, France

a lively portrait so cute !!

7 Jul 2009 4:36pm

@kerfendal: Thanks, Max.

Barbara from Florida, United States

This one is definitely a keeper. How cute at 3 years old to think to read the directions. Organization skills even at that age. I think Beau is going to rest this one out and wait for the bubbles. Great for ST.

7 Jul 2009 5:22pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb; she's a pistol.

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Adorable photo!

7 Jul 2009 5:23pm

@Stunner: On Fiona's behalf, thank you.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a scene adorable, a nice girl, jack! it 'so funny shot!

7 Jul 2009 6:36pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

k@ from Paris, France

haha, the dog lying down like a carpet is excellent and the whole pic total cute !

7 Jul 2009 6:59pm

@k@: Merci, Karine.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I love the expression of both the little girl and the dog...excellent shot and story!

7 Jul 2009 7:27pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

merveilleuse petite fille, l'expression est suggestive, elle est très volontaire et décidée, superbe image .Jack.

7 Jul 2009 8:13pm

@Alivia: Thank you, Dane.

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, what a lovely capture, merveillous youg girl

7 Jul 2009 8:40pm

@Yvon: Thanks, Yvon.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nothin silly about that.... she's just a smart cookie !!!! Great shot !!

7 Jul 2009 8:49pm

@Susan: Too smart. And incredibly verbal.

LauraS from Chico, United States

How cute she is, and how funny! Happy Silly Tuesday.

7 Jul 2009 10:01pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Quite the problem solver! I see Beau is helping also :)

8 Jul 2009 3:22am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

cute her answer ;-)) nice expression and attitude while Beau is boring ;-)

8 Jul 2009 9:17am

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Darling girl! She looks like she's got attitude--that's a good thing! :)

8 Jul 2009 5:24pm

@Claudia: She has attitude, and some to spare!

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

oh, this is fantastic!! Great moment captured Jack and perfect that you kept your dog in the background -- really adds to the story.

8 Jul 2009 7:18pm

@Diane Schuller: Beau is recovering from knee surgery.

Anita from West Nottingham, United States


18 Jul 2009 12:33am