Now that spring is beginning to make its entrance, we have been taking walks as often as possible. I can't believe how much Little Guy has matured over the winter! Last year, out main goal when taking walks was teaching him how to hold hands - a tough job with a little one who loves his freedom. Our "walks" consisted of me constantly chasing a toddler who thought it might be fun to dart into the street at any given moment.
It is all different this year. All that teaching him how to hold hands has paid off - I merely have to ask him to hold my hand and his little paw is up in the air waiting for me to grab hold. He is also listening a lot better. If I say "Stop," he actually stops! He is understanding me more, so I can give him explanations as to why he can't pick up shiny broken glass or go into the back yard with the barking dog. He will really listen to me and comply!
|We always have to look at "the trucks in the fence."|
|"Nature will bear the closest inspection. |
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain."
~Henry David Thoreau
|"I think, at a child's birth, |
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity."
|Making big noises jumping on the metal plate in the sidewalk.|
|Making a mustache from the seed pod of a "Bean Tree."|
|"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."|