It seems that if you love any kids you love’em all. My neighbor has two sons. I have a son and a daughter. I love all four of them. My children and I enjoy doing things together, but some days it’s “the more, the merrier.”
One Saturday in less than an hour, my son and the younger neighbor had a badminton birdie, two badminton rackets and shoe stuck 12 feet up in a pine tree. When I went out to check on them, they trying to get everything down by throwing a baseball helmet up in the tree. I just had to laugh…out loud. I was living young again. They reminded me of how I used to think and, by some accounts, still do. We got it all down, eventually. Getting everything down was at least as much fun as getting it stuck, I think.
The older son and I compare our overseas trips, our slowly developing guitar skills, and the latest in wifi and Ipod technology. He’s learning to drive this year. I get to watch.
My small front yard has a baseball field, a golf course, a pine straw fort, a chalk artist’s canvas a great slide and a floor exercise competition area. No one driving by can tell, but they are all there…when they are needed.
My neighbor brought fresh shelled peas over this afternoon. Haven’t eaten those in ages, but I will cook them and we will feast this weekend.
Just this afternoon, my daughter and the younger boy and I have played a board game, played in a sand pile and eaten fresh pomegranite the boy picked from a tree on his walk home from school. It is so “Andy Griffith”…just the way I like it.
Indications are that math tutoring is on the horizon…
Tomorrow is a school day for them and a work day for me, but until then, we are living the dream…really living it. For me, a cool evening watching children grow and learn and experience in play…it’s where I want to be.
Maybe you get to be in this world some too. I hope so….Coming Aunt Bee!!
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