I Am But A Shadow Of My Former Self

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I’m not much of a photographer, but I thought this was a pretty cool shot.  I was taking pictures of the ocean yesterday, and I kept seeing my shadow in the shot.  I thought, what if I can get the whole thing.  It took a few tries, but this was the final result.

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This came from an awesome day I had with my son at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.  I learned amusement park rides don’t agree with my aging body, and I am no longer the young man I have pretended to be in my mind.  But my youthful spirit is still strong!  As well, Grottos has some of the best sausage pizza in the state.  I’m just glad that part of our trip didn’t occur before the rides.

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As we sat in Grottos, we played peek-a-boo with a one-year-old next to us as he kept saying “hi” to us.  We also played a game of “which channel is this tv show on”, and we debated which station Calliou is on.  It was different when he was a baby, but now it is on Sprout (he doesn’t watch it!).  Afterwards, my son was at the arcade, and that’s when I started taking pictures.

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The best part was just hanging out with my son, away from all the education matters going on with him and this blog.  Just a day, for the two of us to bond.  On the drive back he fell asleep and I would peek back to watch him look so peaceful.

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

2 thoughts on “I Am But A Shadow Of My Former Self”

  1. Glad you had the day together. Days like that make it all worth it! I need one of those day with my two to rejuvenate! It’s been a while, and I’m running low. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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  2. It sounds like a day that made great memories for both of you.  We all need to disconnect now and then. Two years ago, when our grandson was 5, I took him to Rehoboth on July 4.  Big mistake, as it took us three hours from Dover.  However, we got a decent parking space near Funland; and he loved it.  He is coming again later this month and has asked to go to Funland. Lorrie Gloede  “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”   Benjamin Franklin From: Exceptional Delaware To: ljog1@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2015 7:15 AM Subject: [New post] I Am But A Shadow Of My Former Self #yiv2309541842 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2309541842 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2309541842 a.yiv2309541842primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2309541842 a.yiv2309541842primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2309541842 a.yiv2309541842primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2309541842 a.yiv2309541842primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2309541842 WordPress.com | Kevin Ohlandt posted: “I’m not much of a photographer, but I thought this was a pretty cool shot.  I was taking pictures of the ocean yesterday, and I kept seeing my shadow in the shot.  I thought, what if I can get the whole thing.  It took a few tries, but ” | |

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