All great adventures begin with putting on a coat, or so 18 month old Christopher was convinced. He would bring me his coat, eyes pleading me to put it on him. He knew that once it was on something truly exciting would insue, be it exploring the front yard or a mission to the local grocery store. He now considers shoes the beginning of all adventures, but not much has changed. Life is an adventure for him and he takes it all in. He enjoys things I hardly remember to notice. I could learn a thing or two from him, especially when it comes down to a trip to the grocery store. If putting on a coat and shoes makes it an adventure, full of exciting turns, a trip in the vroom, and maybe even hearing the cool toilet at wal-mart FLUSH, then I guess errands are something to enjoy. Except the toilet flushing, I will stubbornly remain unamazed by it, but will consent to enjoying my son’s reaction to it.
Surviving and Thriving Through The Stores
Traveling to Mars
It was a mission to mars, and they took it seriously. They worked on their mission tirelessly for 30 minutes. It was mostly a game made up by my baby sister, Abby, but Christopher heartily participated. He ran through the house, wearing his box helmet exclaiming “bye!” excitement oozing out of him!
Don’t let that car fool you, it is a rocket ship.
Don’t let that tire fool you either, it is a space shuttle. Why is there a tire in my den? I keep meaning to ask Mark, but now I know it is to help my space traveling dears. I wish I could remember what the red block was… a lazer beam perhaps?
Why is it we feel kids need constant entertainment and fancy toys? I am pretty sure the frequent gift of “boredom” will be a gift they don’t even realize they were given. Especially with a friend (aunt, sibling, cousin, neighbor) around.