Wednesday, June 28, 2006

A True Boy

I took Liam into the backyard with me to check on the garden this evening. I sat him in the grass, walked across the yard to the garden and he took off towards the hose like he'd found the coolest toy. He then headed my way as I was pulling weeds.

I picked him up and took him over to the RV parking area of our property where it is all gravel and LOTS of weeds. I thought for a second about putting Liam down while I weeded, but worried the rocks would be uncomfortable for him to sit or crawl in.

Then I thought, "Why not? He'll let me know."

He sat there and giggled! He just went crazy picking up the rocks and throwing them down and digging digging digging until he could only pick up dust... so he moved over to another spot and started over. Then he thought he would try "helping" me weed. I was just tickled that he found some "toys" he enjoyed so much. I just watched and waited for the pacifier to pop out and a rock to pop in. That idea never entered his cute little bald head.

Here he is in action (and this is real time... it looks like he is in fast motion though): Click here

10 comments:

My Full Hands said...

What a cute helper you have! You can remind him when he's about ten how much he used to LOVE helping you pull weeds. It's funny how the non-toy things can be so much more entertaining to kids than the expensive toys we give them!

Nettie said...

It is so fun to watch them interact for the first time with different elements in the natural world. It is so different from what they experience inside. Looks like you have an outdoor boy in the making!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

So funny how they know how to be boys automatically... and what a fun mommy you are to let him explore!

Eli's Mom said...

Eli LOVES sitting in grass or anywhere he can 'pick' at weeds or flowers or grass. Who'd of thought?!?!

grandma -dixie said...

A true boy.... Liam looks so cute in the rocks,he didn't seem to mind the sharp rocks at all....You will have to keep this video and show him how happy he was to pick weeds at one time in his life,wait until he is around 8 on up and see how thrilled he is. Enjoyed the pic.

asiangarden said...

Awww I have known for a while that Liam is all boy!
You should bring Liam to the movies wtih you. I have taken Kai-Li four times already...otherwise I would be stuck in the house too!

It's okay, Sweetie said...

Boys WILL be boys! I'd sob as an adult sitting on those rocks. I don't think I could even walk barefoot through grass without reaching for my shoes!

Anna said...

SO cute!! You never know what kids will enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Snipes and snails and puppy dog tails...He is adorable! I love it when they discover something new. Who knew that weeds and rocks could be so much fun. We need to develop baby-like attitudes.

Ashley said...

my little bit would've dropped her paci and put every single one of those rocks in her mouth.
he's a busy little fella! mine and him would have fun together i'm sure :)