Thursday, August 7, 2008

Of Trucks and Ants

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Oh the things that will fascinate and occupy a toddler for hours. Yesterday some crews were chopping down a tree on our street. When we returned from gymnastics, we found trucks and machines and men doing all sorts of work. Bunny stood stock still and screamed "Trucks, mommy."

So we sat down on our front porch to watch the show. There was a Bobcat thing with a claw/shovel that would pick up the already chopped branches. It would then carry them to a wood chipper. The wood chipper would chop them up and spray the chips into a waiting truck.

Bunny watched this for at least a 1/2 hour. She was fascinated. She kept asking questions which I answered to the best of my ability. I was a little distracted. All I kept thinking of was Steve Buscemi (name that movie for 5 points).

Well after they had cleaned up the branches and loaded the machines on the truck, I thought it was time to go inside. But no. By that time, Bunny had discovered a colony of ants living in a crack on one of the front porch steps. "Oooo a colony" she cried (yes she knows its a colony of ants, she loves bugs almost as much as dinosaurs).

So we spent the next 1/2 hour sitting on the porch looking at the ants. At first she tried to feed them leaves. But then she settled in watching them carry things to and from the colony. She would crouch down real low to get a good look, just staring. Then she would get up and move to a different location to get a better view.

Oh to be two again and be fascinated by the simplest of things.

6 comments:

Always Home and Uncool said...

If only something this simple would hold there attention ... for the next 16 years or so. Nice observations. ... and are we talking "Fargo"?

Kate said...

I love the enthusiasm. It's true that when you're little you feel like you have all the time in the world to do things like watch ants.

wehave9 said...

I get focused on things like these too, sometimes. Could by my ADD tendencies kicking in. Who knows?!

MamaCarter said...

Fargo. Love, Marge.

reneedesigns said...

5 points each to always home and uncool and mamacarter. Or as Marge would say oh ya.

Z said...

I love the reminder that sometimes the little things are the best! Something I can often forget (no kids of my own to remind me just yet) ...