Friday, October 19, 2007
Being with a kid is such a great excuse to enjoy all the simple pleasures. First thing on the list this morning was for Eli and me to buy 2 big pumpkins and 1 little one. Second thing, go to the thrift store to buy chalk, an airplane, a truck, books, man dolls (3 Kens-you know, Barbie and Ken). He promptly named one of them "My Steve", his dad who he doesn't see very much. I hit the jack pot finding fall tops and sweaters. Then it is home to walk the dog, have lunch which for him was "cereal salad"(remember howard and huntington kids?) For 2 hours I had the pleasure of noticing how engrossed he was in all those inexpensive items. Oh, I also got him a new, black baseball glove (2 bucks) and a softball and I don't think he had played catch before. That was fun. Now he is tuckered out waiting for me to read those books we got-yeah, think of us lounging on the couch with the fan blowing our way and the fall leaves racing across the lawn outside and a very good chance of some rain-one of those very wonderful Fall days. It reminds me of the good times I had with my little ones.