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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Not all who wander are lost


That title is a cliche in many ways, but it is so true of toddlers. I think one of the best parts of being a parent is getting to see the world from the point of view of a child. Everything is new. Everything is exciting. Everything is fun. Semmes is happiest when he is outside, exploring something new. And his excitement is contagious. When you hear, "look, mama, ants!" the ants stop being pests and become something amazing. 

I've become friends, of a sort, with the garbage men that work in our area. I'm constantly pointing out school buses, firetrucks, trolleys, and excavators as I drive. "Semmes, don't put that rock/stick/pinecone/etc. in your mouth," is said often. And it's all fun. 

Every experience is new again. It's been so great getting to learn the world all over again. And Semmes, don't listen to me about one thing: stay off the trails. Life is much more fun when you go off-road occasionally. 

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