Close-Ups of Children From Far Away

“You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

journal entry:

George looks happy now, but he wasn’t a few minutes ago.  While he liked the homemade pizza, he kept reaching for it until his anxious gestures turned into disappointed cries.  His mommy and I looked at each other.  We tried everything.  Mommy scooped up more pizza.  I tried more peaches.  We tried a sippy cup.  We tried everything on the table.  Then, we gave up. George still cried.  The rest of the family went outside to play.  It was a beautiful evening.  Exasperated, George’s mommy put him down and started the clear the table.  Clunk.  The spatula hit the floor.  A smile spread over his little face.  Mommy and Grandma looked at each other.  “The Spatula !”  It was the spatula all along.  Not pizza or peaches or juice or crackers or grapes.  It wasn’t goldfish crackers or carrots or apples.  It was the old spatula.  Outside we went.  The spatula went with us where it promptly became a shovel of some kind.  Oh, my.  Think outside of the box, grown-ups !

Definition of Sterilize:

What you do to your first baby’s pacifier by boiling it,

and your last baby’s pacifier by blowing on it.

-Author Unknown-

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