DorkySon’s ‘Too Big’ Adventure

We’re just back from a fantastic holiday to North America, where we saw a lot of friends and family, enjoyed some great weather, and ate far, far too much. There were many highlights, which I hope to have time to write about over the next week or so, but I thought I’d start by sharing DorkySon’s perspective on things.

On our first full day in Canada, Uncle P offered to take us to see Niagara Falls. DorkyDad had been before, but neither DorkySon nor I had, and I was looking forward to it. I wasn’t disappointed. How beautiful is this?

Unfortunately, DorkySon wasn’t as impressed. Check out his expression in this shot.

That’s pretty much how he looked the entire time we were there. We assumed the heat was bothering him, or the crowds of people, many of whom were dressed in large blue waterproof jackets in preparation for their boat trip to the bottom of the Falls.

So, we only took a few photos before deciding to move on. DorkyDad spotted an ice cream stand, and a tub of chocolate ice cream improved DorkySon’s mood drastically. By the time we’d got back to the car park and discovered a convention of old Chevys (DorkySon’s favourite car), he was back to his usual happy self.

So when we were back in the car, heading home, finally away from all the crowds, I turned to DorkySon. “What do you think of Niagara Falls, buddy?”

“Don’t like it,” he said. “It’s too big.”