Friday, June 27, 2008

That Makes Sense...Somehow

I love it when my kids put something they see into the context of what they understand, even though their thinking is faulty.

When Reed had just turned two we took a group of college kids up to church camp in the mountains. We left after our evening VBS so it was late as we were pulling in. Reed had slept part of the way, but woke up when we slowed down on the mountain roads. A deer ran in front of the van and then leaped the fence right next to us. "Look at the deer!" we all exclaimed. About two minutes later Reed asked, "Why did we see a kangaroo?"

Tonight we had a similar moment with Ashton. As we were driving through a neighborhood we saw a man walking a dog wearing a white cone collar (you know, those post-op or no-scratch collars). Ashton processed for just a moment before she declared, "I saw a dog with a light!" We, of course, laughed hysterically, which only added to her delight. It definitely explains what she saw!

Don't know if the dog had been drinking....

3 comments:

Gary said...

Oh, Sara. You are so delightful. I love your writing. You inspire me, interest me, tickle me. I see a new (to me) side to you as I read your blogs. Keep them coming.

Holly said...

those two stories are awesome!

Claudia said...

I'm going to send you some "name the animal" books for your munchkins. just kidding! look! i'm actually catching up on people's blogs! (not my own).....can i have a sticker? or better yet, a chocolate?