Monday, March 19, 2018

Busy Bee

Last week was a challenge, with Tim traveling, Andrew getting a cold that quickly turned to croup and landed him in the ER, and the painful lead-up to Jack's 19th (yes, NINETEENTH!) birthday on Sunday.

There were many bright spots too.

Andrew and I were playing on our hill when he made a bee-line for the garage in search of something. He came out with a toy shovel and started heading toward a neighbor's house. He'd spotted their enormous pile of mulch and wanted to "help" shovel it.

These kids notice everything, don't they? The only thing that got him away from their mulch pile was his fortuitous discovery of a balance bike in the garage I'd bought at a yard sale for when he was older. Much older.

Here he is all tangled up in it. It took some serious restraint not to untangle him, but I could tell he didn't want help, "I OKAY! I OKAY!"






Today, he was at it again. After some time lovingly embracing our local fire hydrant, he saw the mulch guys show up in a big truck, and he wanted part of the action.


This time he got his wheelbarrow and took it down so they could all compare equipment. He wanted to be sure they knew his wheelbarrow has ONE WHEEL, so please get that on the record.


So glad he's on the mend. I love seeing how his mind works. Now Tim and I are trying to teach him to sleep on his own after being sick...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love how, when tangled up in the bike, you let him figure it out on his own. He's going to be a problem-solver! He didn't get frustrated, just worked to get those feet out from under (in? through?) the bike.

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Angela said...

That's so cute. The picture of Andrew with his wheelbarrow is adorable!

Anne Hunter said...

Love his independence! Love that you let him show that independence when he wants to! It’s sweet the way he says “I okay!” Enjoy him!

Gigi said...

That video was absolutely ADORABLE!

Jeanie said...

He is so cute -- and clever, too!