I took this photo on Memorial Day. We live in a small town and every year they have a small town parade. That means all the fire trucks, the firemen, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the high school band and the town band. It takes longer to set up the parade than it does to run it through town. And yet there's a good crowd every year.
I tend to miss the parade because they hold it at 8 AM. I'm a night owl, so that's just too damn early to be up on a weekend. But now I have kids old enough to be in the Boy Scouts, which means they're in the parade and my ass had better be along the parade route, camera in hand, looking proud. Which I am.
This all culminates in a ceremony at the fire department with speeches from local dignitaries and decorated war vets. I took the opportunity to scan the crowd, looking for interesting shots. That's how I found this little guy, entertaining himself by playing peekaboo with another kid behind him. Which leads to my advice to photographers. Don't just watch the action, watch the people watching the action. Sometimes, that's where the best shot is.