Friday, August 22, 2008

Photo Story Friday - Skeletons in the Closet?

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

No, but how about skeletons in the hedge?

Last Fall Harrison went through a phase where each time he got out the car he stopped to say something like, "I see my body bones", "Mommy, I'm looking at my skelton!" or "I'm saying hi to my bones!".

We had been talking and learning about bones in our body so I [being the typical distracted mom that I am sometimes] would just hurry him along saying things like, "Yes, there are bones under your skin..." or "You're correct Harrison, you have a skeleton inside your body"... not noticing that he was actually peeking into the bushes as he told me about the bones.

Finally one day a light bulb went off in my head I obliged as he asked me to come see his skelton; I squatted down to get the Toddler point of view on what I was supposed to be looking at. After all, I was now fully engaged and curious.

"See Mommy!"

Sure enough.

There they were, a strand of skeleton lights, dangling among the branches tucked back in the underside of the bush. Little friends that ONLY Harrison at his height could have found.


You've got to love the curiosity of a child.

13 comments:

Jen said...

That is a great story. Kinda creepy to find skeletons in your bushes. Good thing they weren't real.

Christina said...

Hehe! they do have a way of making up notice things we'd otherwise miss. I have to say, I've never gone looking for skeletons in the bushes!

Cecily R said...

I LOVE that story!!! Kids amaze me.

And the shot is eerie and very cool.

GREAT PSF! Probably one of my favorites this week!

Peter Dyrholm said...

that's almost... spooky...

great story though :-)

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Fantastic story!! He REALLY was looking at skeletons!

MamaGeek said...

Harrison continues to crack me up. This kid is just full of FUN! Love the story and the shot!

Killlashandra said...

Great story! Toddlers are always seeing things we don't. W.W. has done similar things and nowadays I always ask for him to show me because it's hard to believe. I love the leftover skeletons in the hedge. :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very cute - sometimes we need to remember to look at the little things as well!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

what a fantastic PSF-- I love that there's skeletons in your hedge, and the reminder that we don't always know (or see) everything.

CrackerJacks said...

I love the first shot! How neat! Kids say the darnedest things but sometimes they really are coming from somewhere. Such a sweet story!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Great story. And how did the string of skeletons get in the bush?

carrie said...

I love it - and I would have done the same thing.."yep, you have a skeleton inside your body...let's move along!" Thank God these kids make us stop and really look once in awhile!

Stacy said...

Such a cute story!

I know I would have done the exact same thing. Sometimes we are just going so fast and not really paying attention to what these little people are really saying.