"Sometimes You Wear Stretchy Pants in Your Room. It's for Fun."

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© Shaun Nelson
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UploadedApril 10, 2010
TakenMarch 25, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/60 sec at f/1.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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Our world is full of video games and cartoons that occupy the attention of our kids. The imagination of children isn’t what it was like when I grew up. Connor is different than most kids his age. He loves to dress up and pretend. On the playground at school, all the first graders seek out Connor at recess. He assigns each classmate as a Star Wars character and gives a brief description of their daily adventure. At home, he dresses as Indiana Jones, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Batman. His imagination and energy are endless!

Nacho Libre is one of Connor’s favorite characters. When he told my wife, “Mom, I need new blue Nacho tights,” we laughed. How many 6-year old boys do you know who make blue tights a serious request?

My son, Connor, is my hero because he has an amazing imagination that leads him on daily adventures.

42 responses

  • Dempsey Ward

    Dempsey Ward gave props (9 Apr 2010):

    love it!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    VOTED! You have a unique son. How many times have I said the same thing abou kids today. The Art of imaginings on their own is from a time gone by. Connor is a testiment to how you have encouraged his imaigination and freedom to espress himself. Also how comfortable he is in his own skin and his own surroundings. Well done!

  • Stephanie Trevino

    Stephanie Trevino gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Pure magic. Voted and faved!

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    funny shot

  • Heidi Morris

    Heidi Morris (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    fantastic - congratulations on a great shot - excellent composition & treatment. What a wondeful little boy, long may his imagination bring him joy and happiness ♥

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful story and shot that is a wonderful testament to the unboundless imagination of children.....long may it rule!

  • Paula Burgoon

    Paula Burgoon gave props (26 Apr 2010):

    oh thanks! i needed that smile!

  • Benn Bell

    Benn Bell gave props (26 Apr 2010):


  • A Team

    A Team said (29 Apr 2010):


  • Sarah Gibbons

    Sarah Gibbons said (3 May 2010):

    You win my vote, considering Nacho Libre is my favorite movie :)!

  • Lise Daes

    Lise Daes (Deleted) gave props (5 May 2010):


  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (5 May 2010):

    We say this all the time around our house! Viva Nacho Libre! great shot

  • Toby Morrison (JPG Admin)

    Toby Morrison (JPG Admin)   gave props (5 May 2010):

    Fantastic photo! Congrats on receiving JPG's Photo of the Week selection.

  • Shaun Nelson

    Shaun Nelson said (5 May 2010):

    Thank you everyone for the comments! If you want more info about this picture, you can read my Photo Project post on MomShots.com @ http://www.momshots.com/photo-project/.

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (5 May 2010):

    Back to vote enthusiastically!

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (5 May 2010):

    Such an awesome photo, love the title, love his costume!

  • Loreen Lee

    Loreen Lee said (5 May 2010):

    An amazing 6-year old. Congratulations.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (5 May 2010):

    hero vote here! +

  • Eli Hoff

    Eli Hoff said (5 May 2010):

    Love the Nacho Quote, you have my vote too. Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre are two of my favorite films (same director). Have fun, little NAAACCHOOOOOO!

  • Matteo Larghi

    Matteo Larghi (Deleted) said (5 May 2010):

    Fantastic photo got my vote!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (6 May 2010):

    He looks like Kick ass. the moovie.

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (6 May 2010):

    He looks like Kick ass. the moovie.

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (6 May 2010):

    He looks like Kick ass. the moovie.

  • Alessandro Rulli

    Alessandro Rulli gave props (6 May 2010):

    LOL!! lovely son and lovely story!! please show me a picture of Indiana Jones!!!!

  • Lara Hansen

    Lara Hansen gave props (6 May 2010):

    Such a fabulous capture!

  • Tracey Stevens

    Tracey Stevens (Deleted) gave props (6 May 2010):

    This made me laugh and put a catch in my throat at the same time. I have a 3 year old nephew undergoing stem cell transplant and it reminded me of him. Well done

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (7 May 2010):

    Perfect in every sense. The tones R outstanding. Great image. Vot´d.

  • Sean Blake

    Sean Blake said (7 May 2010):

    Hilarious & endearing!

  • Angel Warda

    Angel Warda gave props (7 May 2010):

    haha! awesome!!! u got my vote!

  • oliver geis

    oliver geis (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2010):

    ...he`s a true hero! great one...

  • Geoffrey Newton

    Geoffrey Newton said (7 May 2010):

    Very funny. Nice shot.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (8 May 2010):

    off to find me some stretchy pants so I too can be stylin while I mow the lawn...

  • Kayla Clarke

    Kayla Clarke gave props (9 May 2010):

    SO CUTE! aawwwww

  • Kasey Cook

    Kasey Cook gave props (13 May 2010):

    A mini luchador. ¡Es muy caliente!

  • cindy karl

    cindy karl said (16 May 2010):

    my favorite hero pic so far!!! you got my vote!!

  • cindy karl

    cindy karl said (16 May 2010):

    my favorite hero pic so far!!! you got my vote!!

  • Joshua Van Horsen

    Joshua Van Horsen gave props (18 May 2010):

    My new hero!

  • Jim Crotty

    Jim Crotty said (25 May 2010):

    I love this shot. It cracks me up, but at the same time is so endearing and telling of the pure joy that is a child's imagination. Outstanding.

  • Trista Marie

    Trista Marie (Deleted) gave props (29 May 2010):

    excellent! i love love love it. i love the humor and imagination. perfect photo and hey...let me borrow some sweatsssss! haha VOTED!

  • Courtney Lodin

    Courtney Lodin gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    Awww! What a cuteness!


    VIC ROMÁN said (7 Jun 2010):


  • Heather Ramsey

    Heather Ramsey gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    OH MY GOSH!! This is adorable!! I love when kids are like this!!

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