I’ve posted before about the different reactions the Missies have to strangers taking their photo. One hates it and one adores it, and those reactions remained the same on our trip to Cambodia.
On Day One we had to buy our passes to visit the temples around Siem Reap, kids are free so we left the Missies in the tuk tuk with the driver and headed over to purchase our passes. A few minutes later the Big Missy showed up next to us and said she had to leave the tuk tuk as people with cameras surrounded it.
We headed back and the tuk tuk was indeed surrounded by a Chinese tour group merrily snapping shots of The Little Missy who was happily posing and smiling for her adoring fans. So long as she is happy and not scared I don’t mind, although I did motion for one lady with a cigarette in her hand to move back.
Over the next few days these scenes were repeated a few times.
It’s the curly locks, big brown eyes, cherubic body and the mischievous glint that draws the crowds in. As I said, I don’t mind if they take photos of her but I find the phenomenon of taking photos of a kid you don’t know a bit odd, but each to their own.
It wasn’t until we were in the airport at Siem Reap that I realised just how many photos had been taken of the Little Missy. A lady sat down next to us and then got out her camera.
“Here we go again”, I thought.
But she didn’t take a photo she scrolled through all the photos she had taken around the ruins of the Little Missy. Then her friends pulled out their cameras and did the same. There were LOTS of photos and they were thrilled to meet their idol again and took some more photos.
I’d be curious to know just how many photos of the Little Missy are floating around Facebook titled “Cute little girl”!