Kids say and do the darndest things. I used to watch Art Linkletter question little kids on television. The show being a "hit" attracted many. Kids innocently say such cute things that long after, I find myself chuckling and wondering where did that come from? Ryan amazed me yesterday. At three he actually knows how to shovel snow, saying he helps dad. We keep a little pink plastic shovel for him to play with while I do the heavy work. Yesterday, we cleared the deck in order to get to the garage where the toboggan was located. The back yard is nice and flat, and on a sunny day it made for much fun pulling him around. This year, he enjoyed the ride as he was able to hold on to the black handles, which I in turn, tied a rope to. It was great exercise for me as well. The sound of laughter is worth the effort alone. I always took my kids out to play. It is so vital to their good health.
Earlier, we had watched a Christmas movie with snacks and of course, there was time to drag out all his toys throughout the house. Playing is important to a three-year-old and imagining all sorts of adventures with household setups. He used a chair, stool and two make believe paddles and then, he was kayaking. Someday, he hopes to have one of his own, so he said.
He also said a couple of odd things too....like it was quiet in my house. I suppose when you have a seven, and soon to be eight-year old brother, it's anything but quiet in his house. We observed the birds, and yes, we could hear every sound clearly through the closed window.
Quietness is something I also appreciate....Peace...Not everyone has that luxury.
There are times when I ask him what he wants for Christmas...as if I didn't know. Monster trucks, and art supplies are on the list, but what surprised me is when I heard him say he wanted a "dollhouse". Who would have quessed that? And, who knows what Santa's going to bring...
Almost A Minyan
2 months ago