A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
Our daughter brought the boys to see us the week before Christmas while her husband was at work. She wanted to introduce Theo to his great-grandfather, Theodore who lives about two hours away. I went with her to be an extra pair of hands. I mostly entertained Alex while Catherine and Theo stayed and visited with Opa.
Alex loves to be outside and the arctic air had not blown into town yet so we walked around the block. Actually, we ran – Alex doesn’t walk very often.
I must confess, normally when I walk, I focus on where I’m going and don’t pay much attention to what is around me. With Alex, however, we examined the many different Christmas lights and decorations we passed. He gave a running commentary – “Christmas lights, reindeer, Christmas tree, Santa”
The decorations that were not inflated were “sleeping.” They wake up at night. I tried to teach Alex the world ‘nocturnal” but he didn’t quite get it.
We also counted fire hydrants – there are seven fire hydrants around Opa’s block. Alex touched everyone.
For small children, every day is a new adventure. So, the next morning, we walked/ran around the block again. There were still seven fire hydrants.
It is such a joy to be reminded of the wonder in the world as seen through the eyes of a child.
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