Ah music to my ears! As I paused on our walk this afternoon to snap a photo of an unusual flower, Bella exclaimed: “I hear a cricket. Chirp, chirp, chirp.” Indeed there was a cricket chirping nearby. Thank you, Eric Carle and The Very Quiet Cricket, my daughter just made her first insect identification. I am so proud.
Also on today’s walk I helped Isabella to collect her first bucket of acorns. I’d realized while reading Pooh stories that she didn’t know what Piglet’s “haycorns” were, so I located an oak tree and within a minute had found a dozen little brown-capped nuts. She was so pleased she carried them around in her bucket and ran to show them to her daddy when he came home.