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Curiosity -- 30 Days of Gratitude

I’m grateful for curiosity (at least most days)

Why are the sunflower stems pokey? Why can’t I eat these sunflower seeds? Why are we walking home? (well so you can ask more questions of course!)

Occasionally the why’s are replaced by the did you knows.

Did you know I promises Mrs. Robb a puppy for her birthday? It’s tomorrow Mom, can we go get her a puppy?

Mike’s curiosity is fascinating to watch. When he focuses on figuring something out you can almost hear the gears turning in his head. I’ve come home to a disassembled bike, PVC pipes, wheel barrow, and an old outdoor toy all set up with the hose to get water from one side of the yard to the swimming pool.

Yes, the hose would have reached but what’s the fun in that?

Charlet’s curiosity as she learns to navigate the world of tweens, cell phones, and boys is exciting as well.

I don’t remember the why stage and I don’t think I ever cared enough about how things work to pull them apart but I do remember leaving toys behind for music, phone calls, make up and trading “going to go play” for “hanging out”

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Gratitude Day #2

I’m grateful for fall. So many things about fall are a sensory seekers perfect season. The crunchy leaves beneath your feet, the crisp air, smell of snow in the near future.

The early snowstorm this year stole our leaves in town, and the ones on the ground aren’t as crunchy as normal but they still make me smile as I shuffle through the deepest part of them. Hopefully they dry out enough that we get to play in a pile of them before it snows again.

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A few weeks ago I went up the mountain with The Investigator’s class.  I have a couple of pictures from the field trip up on Flickr (click the picture and it will take you to my photostream) but this is from today, just down the street.

I wasn’t sure if fall would hit in town or not, it has been one of those eerie years where things stay green then all of a sudden it’s winter.

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