Not much time for writing lately with our "early Christmas" coming up this weekend and family coming into town, Sebe in California this week for work, and just day-to-day life. However, there are happenings everyday that have me chuckling. Here was today's situation:
Blake and Gavin discovered a bowl of dried, fake decorative stuff we have around the house -- pine cones, pomegranates, and some odd-looking seed balls. The seed ball is perfectly round and manages to fit quite well into a little palm. Gavin made the discovery and Blake was quick to follow and find one for himself. There they were, staring at me with these little balls in their hands and their faces full of anticipation. The words came from Blake:
"What are these?"
"Can we throw them?"
"Can we roll them?"
"How do we break these?"It was the last question that had me laughing, as well as the rapid-fire delivery of the questioning. I didn't even have a moment to answer between questions.
The reason for documenting this is that I feel Blake's last question gives me great insight into boy-thinking. I'll sum it up as follows: discovering any new item is a matter of "how do I conquer this?" (i.e. break it). This must explain why Blake is constantly taking apart his toy cars with a mini screwdriver And perhaps gives meaning to yesterday's event: Blake digging through the tool drawer collecting all the Allen wrenches and explaining to me that he was going to "fix the fire alarm" that was beeping while I was cooking dinner.
I love these little guys.