The little boy reaches for the homemade gate blocking the stairs. He knows it's off limits. But the temptation is there.
"Maybe Grandma won't notice if I reach sideways and keep my eyes focused straight ahead," he thinks.
"Oops! Busted again. I guess she really meant it," thinks Braden, my sister's grandson, turning to leave the scene of the "crime." (I'm sure my granddaughter, Kinley, will have similar moments when she's a bit older!)
Our family has had three new babies in the past 18 months. This influx of little ones has been a reawakening into the world of babies and toddlers and how their little minds work. Remember playing peekaboo with a toddler? If they have their eyes covered, they think they're invisible.
Today, check out the rest of the story at my Food for Thought blog. While you're at Lovely Branches Ministries, be sure to visit my friends' monthly blogs, too.
Happy Monday, everyone! I'm off to help sort cattle and work baby calves this morning. We had planned to do that job last week, but the 2.30 inches of rain we got changed the to-do list. And that's just fine: We are thankful for the rain.