March 9, 2002 - Saturday
How many two and a quarter year old boys can identify the marking of a beaver? I wasn't sure ours could but the four of us went for a walk this morning on some local conversation land and came across a beaver chewed tree. I asked Harry about who had eaten the tree and he smiled his proud, knowing grin and coyly said "beaver." Of course, we spent much of the next fifteen minutes throwing sticks into the pond.
How many two and a quarter year old boys make literary references walking in the woods about Rabbit (from Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too) getting lost in the dark grove of trees? And, how many two and a quarter year old boys walk down the street with a stick and stop to draw a surprisingly well-formed "H" in the sand? Of all the two and a quarter year old boys that play with their food, how many make a "Q" on the table at dinner with spaghetti?