Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Pack



Just far enough ahead of mom that she cannot hear our plotting and planning. Daring enough to ignore her requests for caution. Warm enough that we remember Spring has not forgotten us and will return for a joyous season of park playdates. Small enough to see the adventure that a dry creekbed can bring. Smelly enough for our moms to upturn their noses when we come in for hugs and kisses at the end of the day. Curious enough to question our shadows' persistence. Young enough to get your feelings hurt -- a little too easily. Old enough to have a pack of friends to pal around with.


PHOTO NOTE: First picture (of Coop in tube) courtesy Anita Isernhagen.

4 comments:

Glenda said...

I bet Mason was in 7th Heaven having the chance to pal around with the 4 year olds.

kirkzanne said...

I can't believe how fast they are growing up! I went for a bike ride today - the weather has been stimulating!

Angenette said...

sometimes I forget how poetic you are. Thanks for reminding me.

laurel said...

I totally love boys!!!!!! And great post. You are the best.