First, let me just say how much I love the Shotgun Daddy blog. How about that title? Then there is the subtitle: “Because someday there will be a boy who will want to date my daughter.”
Ken and I understand. The matter of shotguns has been an ongoing joke in our home since Simone was born. Folks would compliment us on her beauty and then turn to Ken and tell him he had better get a shotgun. There also have been jokes about putting bars on the windows, locking the girls inside our home and never ever letting them date. I don’t know what happens to men when they have daughters. Many of them turn on their male counterparts. It has been interesting watching this phenomenon unfold in our home. I have warned Ken on more than one occasion that the girls figured him out a long time ago.
At any rate, Shotgun Daddy’s daughter is featured in a book by Kip Fulbeck. What follows is a wonderful surprise his daughter will remember for the rest of her life.
By Shotgun Daddy
© Shotgun Daddy
Last Sunday we drove into Little Tokyo to visit the Japanese American National Museum and view the museum’s newest exhibit, a collection of photographs based on Kip Fulbeck’s new photo book, Mixed. (Here’s what I wrote last week about the book.)
We knew that only a small number of the photos in the book would be included in the museum show, but I had been exchanging emails with Kip’s assistant, and she had casually mentioned that she thought we would be excited with the exhibit. We took this to mean that Alison’s photo had made the cut, so we arranged a trip to the museum with Alison’s grandmother; her great aunt; and her aunt, uncle, and cousin visiting from Colorado. Along with our own five-person family, we formed nine-person entourage for Alison as we walked into the museum.
And here’s where things got crazy. Alison’s photograph was not technically in the exhibit; it was at the entrance of the show, the first face that visitors see as they walk in. Alison stood in front of her larger-than-life photograph, smiling proudly — but she wasn’t nearly as proud as I was.