03 June 2007

Kids' Life

This morning I sent First-Born Son out to get the newspaper from the driveway, so I could read it with my morning coffee. (It's nice when they get to the age where they can do stuff for you.) Second-Born Son, of course, follows his brother out the front door, since he must do whatever big brother does. I notice that they do not come immediately back inside. Since we live (for the moment) on a street with relatively high traffic flow, I do not like to allow the 4- and 2-year olds to be outside unsupervised for very long. So after a couple of minutes I walk to the front door to check on them, and find the two of them walking carefully back and forth across the front lawn, staring intently at the grass, having completely forgotten about the newspaper.

"What are you doing?" I ask.
"Looking for bugs," comes the answer, as they continue to scrutinize the lawn.
"Oh, I see."

So I leave them to their task and get my own paper. Because even I have got to admit, the
search for bugs is way more important than the newspaper.

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