Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just Smashing!

There are times when you just need to SMASH something and that is exactly what we [Harrison] did one evening.

After finding that a 30-year-old remote control car no longer worked (like that's a surprise) we were about to toss it in the trash when Harrison spotted a rubber mallet nearby and asked if he could crunch the car.

Why not?

"I'll get the safety goggles!" I happily replied (...and the camera).

  My safety goggles were too big. (what? doesn't every mom have safety goggles?)
Therefore out came the Handy Manny goggles!
 ...oh and the "I'm tough" look. Yes, he's acting. Once again.

Oh. And don't forget the box.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

No Boundaries

We live in the city...or at least on the edge of the city, pressed happily against the vast ocean. Yet, when we face the ocean the concrete jungle still lay behind us, waiting to swallow us up once again and in the city we are always on our guard because, really, that's just the way it is.

But in South Dakota, there was no endless sea of concrete, no fences, no boundaries. For days Harrison went outside and played in the yard, or out in the hills in a sea of nature. And he was content.

This day was spent planting wheat...

First you have to pick it.
Then you dig a hole for the "seeds".
Then comes the water...
And mark the spot because, really, the hard ground looks the same everywhere!
Then come out the next morning to see if anything has sprung forth!

Better yet, chase grasshoppers, just like mommy used to do as a child...until they spit on her.

And what ever you do, don't think about traffic and smog, crowds, TV and video games, chain-link fences and BOUNDARIES.

Because sometimes a child just needs to be... a child.

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