Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thirty Days of Thanksgiving - Day Four


A Blustery Day.  

Today we had some genuine autumn weather.  It was blustery and cool this afternoon, but not raining.  The kids were getting on each others' nerves (and mine!) so I suggested they go outside to play.  Gabriel got ready more quickly than Annika, and came back in while she was still getting ready.  He had a clear plastic produce bag in his hands.  It was full of air and twisted shut at the opening.

"I have a surprise for you!" he said.

"Did you bring me some fresh air?" I guessed.  His little cheeks were rosy from the brisk afternoon.

"I caught the wind!" he said as he opened the bag and dumped the air out into my bedroom.

I just had to laugh.  Of course, my response encouraged him to go out and bring me some more wind.  So I thought I better go outside with the kids.  I got Annika ready, and then myself.  The kids ran around for a few minutes.  Then Gabriel went inside and came back out with a kite.

It was pretty funny watching both of them try to fly the little thing.  They both got pretty frustrated.  But I really enjoyed seeing them try to learn a new skill, and it was refreshing to be outside on such a fall day.  

Then Annika started talking about how she wanted to fly up in the sky with the clouds.  This is not the first time she has talked about flying.  She has expressed her desire to fly ever since she could talk.  She wanted to be up with the geese.  She would be Super Annika, and I would come flying with her and be Super Mom.  I think I have an idea what kind of hobbies she might choose when she is older!

So, at the end of it all, I am thankful for this windy day that brought me sweet gifts from my children. 

1 comment:

gillmangirl said...

Catching the wind! What a wonderfully imaginative way to spend a blustery day. Thank you for sharing this.