Sunflower from the Sunflower State

Sunflower from the Sunflower State

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Narrow Gate

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.

4 comments:

  1. Kim

    Glad to hear you got some good moisture! Have a great day branding calves.

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    1. We don't brand calves. We just use ear notching and the number tags. We castrated the boys and gave shots yesterday. It was a nice day for it! And it's another round this morning!

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  2. All kinds of babies this spring! I love the baby calves, too!

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    1. Yes, our family has definitely had a population explosion in the past 18 months! I always love this time of year, watching the baby calves play in the pastures.

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