Psst... Moms of Teens, here's an idea


Not much blogging happening here on Rue Siggy.  I have been busy with a most excellent visit with my sister and brother in law.  A blog about their visit and our mutual visit to Bavaria to visit our cousin is in the works, but I’m a post trip blogger … and my sister’s visit continues back with me after her 3 day adventure in Paris with her husband.  So more to come on that.   In the meantime…

Quinn had the day off from school today for parent/teacher conferences.  Since shopping wasn’t on his list, I came up with another idea for something we could do together.   It was actually met with a surprising deal of enthusiasm.  I suggested we go into the City Center together armed with our iPhones and seven quotes (none of which are attributed to me.)  The plan was for us to then separate in the city in search of a photo that captured the essence of the quote.  We’d then meet back at the apartment in 90 minutes for the “big reveal.”   The only rule is that it had to be a picture you took during the 90 minutes (no photo roll business.) 

 Here’s what we came back with. 

1.  “Laugh until your belly hurts and then just a little bit more.”



Quinn’s photo (left):  Leave it to the town’s only British pub to provide some levity.

Kate’s photo (right):  French or not, this advertisement is universally understood.


2.  “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” 



Quinn’s photo (left):  An off-the-beaten path archway missed by most people.

Kate’s photo (right): Discarded branches in an alleyway.


3.  “I can’t lie.  I miss you.”



Quinn’s photo (left):  USA. (with a detour to the US Embassy to snap this photo.)

Kate’s photo (right):  Water.  Both the drinking and landscape kind.


4.  “I fit best with you because you’re my other half.”



Quinn’s photo (left):  The empty sky of a missed best friend.

Kate’s photo (right):  A couple’s grave, visited by loved ones.


5.  “I’d rather have flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck.”



Quinn’s photo (left):  Quinn’s favorite view in Luxembourg, because flowers/a view are for everyone to enjoy while diamonds are just for the person who wears them.

Kate’s photo (right):  Yeah, literal flowers.


6.  “You make my dopamine levels go all silly.”



Quinn’s photo (left):  Chocolate croissant.   The apple does not fall far from the cacao tree.

Kate’s photo (right):  Chocolate cake.  That makes even handsome men in the background fade to black. 


7.  “Enjoy the little things in life… for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”



Quinn’s photo (left):  “A view that doesn’t look like much, but was one of the those cool moments when you step back, take a break, and think.”

Kate’s photo (right):  This day.  This autumn day.  With my big boy.  My boy who is still part green, but also turning into a young man of vibrant colors.  Your teen is too.  Don't miss it.