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Monday, May 12, 2008

Help From a Toddler

I don't know what the weather's like where you are, but we've had a lot of rainy days here.  Not much chance to get yard work finished or Spring outdoor projects going.  So, while some of my in-laws visited on Saturday, I put them straight to work.  Mowing, tilling, planting, drilling. (Thanks, guys!)

At mealtime, we all gathered round the table. Grandaddy's good at small talk, even though says he doesn't like crowds of people.  He looked up at me, then glanced at Ava (20 -months) and said, "Is Ava a lotta help to ya out there, Kris?" Again, with the twinkle.

Ordinarily, I would've piped right in with, "Oh yeah...a LOTTA help.  Getting into everything, dumping out the dirt I just put in the planters, pulling out the plants, walking in front of the mower, climbing in the stroller we're trying to clean."  Blah, blah, blah....

From somewhere up above, this came to me:  "Yeah, she spent the whole day reminding me of what's really important."

How 'bout that?  I'm going to hang on to that one.

Oh, and don't count on such insight regularly....those moments are too few and far between!



  1. What a cutie! Good insight...and now you have a written record proving that you had a good insight - ha,ha!

  2. Well now, aren't you the wise one??
    She is awfully cute.

    BTW, I didn't know you did your garden!!! I'm jealous.

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