Thursday, April 19, 2012

S gets by with a little help from her Friends

Playgroup visited Longwood Garden 2 weeks ago. Most schools were on Easter break and we wanted wide open spaces to run in, as opposed to crowded children's museums where we'd be up to our undies in spring breakers.

The day was mostly uneventful, though we explored a few new areas, snacking along the way. In the children's garden, a staff member had set up a crafting station where the Salad each made a crown. They weren't anything special, a few markers and some stickers. What I'm trying to say is that they weren't going to be lovingly placed in our "art to be saved" box.

So it wasn't that big of a deal when, while feeding the giant catfish a bag of leftover crusts, a gust of wind picked up S's crown and landed it in the pond.  She lamented for a minute and then we moved on to the treehouse exhibit, narrowly escaping the Longwood Security who ambled over to see what the fuss was all about. 

As soon as we got to the treehouse, S mentioned that she had to use the ladies room, so while Ms. Amy kept track of the other kids, S and I ran off.  On the way back to our friends, she looked up at me to say, "Mommy, I don't need that crown.  All I need is my brother and sister and friends to have fun."
So young, and yet so wise.

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