It was a fun day today. My three year old son, Jeremy and I had been on the go all morning; Me, trying my best to keep Jeremy occupied...Jeremy, coming up with ideas of what might be fun to do next.
First stop was to take daddy a cold drink where my husband was working on building a deck onto the back of someone's house. It is often a fun time when we go and meet my husband Andrew for lunch, or visit him while he is taking a break from working on some carpentry job or other...Jeremy and I both miss him while he is at work, and it makes the day seem not so long that way. Not long ago, Jeremy told me he was going to be a carpenter just like daddy...Today, as I stood beside the gate of the house where Andrew was working and watched Jeremy as he stood with his hands on his hips (just like daddy); pointing here and there now and then with his finger... giving Andrew ideas as to where to put a certain plank of wood "to help the deck be stronger", I had no doubt that he just might, and that would be wonderful.
Our next stop was to go to the "Treasure Shop", which is what I have come to call our favorite Thrift stores. Indeed, there are many hidden treasures there. Jeremy came away with some books to read at bedtime and a Diego and Berenstein Bears video to watch. I came away with a small ceramic sparrow wind chime, which I would put in my kitchen window to brighten it up.
Having found our treasures, the next stop was the "Park in the woods". It's not really in the woods, but is set back in a grove of pine trees. Often when we go to a park there, are very few children Jeremy's exact age to play with, and often as not, they are girls. Unfortunately, girls don't like to play pirates or super heroes, so poor Jeremy winds up fighting invisible pirate enemies. Today, as luck would have it, there were three little boys just Jeremy's age who he took right up with. They had brought pails and shovels and loaned Jeremy one of each. I was with in range of keeping an eye on Jeremy, but couldn't hear what they boys were talking about, as I was having to stay near my mother inlaw's dog Mandy, who we're taking care of while she is away in England caring for her mother. At any rate, I was really enjoying the fact that Jeremy had little boys to play with, when I noticed the boys were hovered over something looking at the "something" intently. I was intrigued, so I put Mandy and her blanket in the car and went to see. Just as I got close enough, one of the little boys said, "Wow, here's a biiiig one!" He held up this huge, pink wiggly worm. All four boys were ecstatic and Jeremy...well boy, did that make his week...That was a first for him digging up worms, and for sure, it was a first digging them up with other little boys who enjoyed digging them up as well. What squealing and excitement there was.
I can't wait to see who Jeremy turns out to be one day...I hope there will be many friends to have good times with and, whatever he does, I just want him to have a blast doing it; Whether it's being a carpenter like daddy, or digging in the dirt. I know it's coming sooner than I can imagine...For now I will just revel in quiet times at parks and going on "big adventures" for the day.
Thank you, God...I'm so very blessed to have little time, wiggly worms, and a little boy who asks a million questions in my life.