Last week, the Parakeet and Little O were sitting on the living room floor playing with blocks – like they do – when a little sound was heard through the window. The Parakeet paused and then continued to build. The sound happened again. and again.
“berds” Little O said, “berds”
He was right. Birds were chirping. Could it be that Spring was on the way? It didn’t hardly seem possible. The week prior Chicago received ten inches of snow!
A day after the preminiscient birds, the Parakeet was responsible for bringing flowers to her Arbonne meeting for recognition. She stopped at the local grocery and got….Tulips!! Tulips are here. Is it…..spring?
Then, the greatest thing of all happened – the SUN came out.
Little O was so happy, hanging on the kitchen door saying, “houtside, houtside, …hoooouuuuutside”. They have been going out every day enjoying the temperatures that tip 40, even close to 50 degrees this past Sunday. Even if their walk is only twenty minutes – at least they took a walk. It lifts the spirits so much!
Little O is truck and bus and train obsessed right now, so he loves just taking walks and telling mom or whoever will listen all about the vehicles he sees.
“mommy, mommy…oh wow – dumpah tuck”
The vans are confusing him a little – some days they are tucks and some days they are tars, but he’ll get there.
Last Thursday, they went to the park. The snow was trying so hard to melt and there were puddles everywhere. Little O was so excited and had to stomp, stomp, stomp in every one. He kept trying to get Mommy to join him – and she did – a little, butshe cared much more about wet jeans that a toddler does.
People stopped to comment on his stomping, his total joy at just playing in puddles. Really – if we all could live in the now like a toddler – how great! Then, he stomped, stomped, swung his arms up and fell in a particularly large puddle. He was so shocked and confused by being so wet. The Parakeet picked him up and carried him home as he fussed. They took a warm bath at 4:30 in the afternoon and soon all was right with the world.
Even if it means a few puddle tumbles, the Parakeet and Little O say “Bring on the Spring!”