Play is Hard Work
A Photo Essay about Third Generation Shuswapers
When the dads brought their children down to use the bouncy castle, I watched to see what the kids were doing. when they were not in the castle.
|... the door is always open ...|
|David Camps |
"There are so many people in that tent, I am exhausted!"
"Ten days old and I am still not allowed to go in and bounce."
Who wants to bounce in a castle when they can be the engineer of their own train?"
| Oscar Wood|
"I am sticking right here with my mom."
"Yellow plums from Great Aunt Moiya's tree. I like them."
"That doesn't look like fun to me."
|Zach Treleaven and Rhiannon Brooks|
"We enjoy the computer centre more than the bouncy castle."
"Yup. I just got a hair cut."
"I am getting new teeth."
"I will take another roll like that. Just let me get up."
|... another cinnamon bun hits the dust ...|
"Back to Thomas the Train with my oil drum."
"I need one drink of water before I jump again."
"Are these my shoes or someone else's?"
|Gabe Treleaven to Richard Johnson|
"So that is how you get the volleyball in the air!"
|An Oldham who doesn't play the trombone, yet|
"Shredding fern fronds is hard work."
"The kids are bouncing on the other side of the house.
I am showing how tall the mullen is by standing beside it.
On the left hand side of the picture you can see it is twice as tall as I am.
Go up. Way, way up.
"You have no more cinnamon buns? Then a cookie will be fine.
Andrew is behind me. Can he have one too."