I think one of the most wonderful things about children is their ability to surprise you, with their creativity, with the depth of their compassion, with a bit of knowledge or understanding far beyond what you thought they were capable of.
Maybe it’s just finding a spoon in your laundry, or a handful of rocks in your purse at the end of the day. Children have an uncanny ability to leave magic in their wake.
I had a bit of a mope session yesterday. Plans had gotten rained out, and those #$%*! geniuses at Apple still haven’t called to say that my computer is ready.
Even the chickens were moping, because they had to stay indoors. They’ve grown quite accustomed to the their frolics, and peeped much protest about being (ahem) cooped up.
Then, after my shower, I came ’round the corner to find this:
My little inventor had used a shoebox lid to make a “light up rainbow, so the chicks will know that the rain will be over soon and they can go out to play.”
He’s convinced that it’s brightened their spirits. I can’t say, but I do know that it sure brightened mine!
Besides, I’m counting on that rain to deliver something we’ve waited for all winter….
Fingers firmly crossed, friends, that the flowers will bloom and that my computer will come home SOON!