Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hermit Prevention, or "Doing Things"

David and I have always said that
we are not people who "do things."
That is true...of us.
Of the boys, not so true.
(This is evidenced by the exponential rate at which they become cranky when we try to loll around the living room on Shabbat, a la our pre-child days. It's not pretty.)

So, to prevent the boys from turning into antisocial hermits like ourselves,
(and mostly so they don't demand that we pay their therapy bills in 20 years)
we've been trying to "do things" on the weekends.

Today's "thing" was made necessary by my embarrassed realization
that, although Asher pores over books about the farm,
totally zones out to a movie about the farm ("Charlotte's Web",)
and is incapable of either sleeping or riding in the car without his many, many farm animal figurines,
he has never been to a farm or seen an actual farm animal.
(For shame!)

Once we found out that our city's metroparks include a working farm,
we were really out of excuses.

If I Didn't Know This Cow Was a Vegetarian...
Ashi Spent About 30 Minutes Chasing Chickens.
Oh, maybe this is the best shot of Ash.

Holy Cow! (pun totally intended, thank you very much)
It was so incredibly cool to watch Asher realize that, unlike his dinosaur figurines,
his plastic cows and horses represent real, live things.

Yeah, at the end of the day, we can be pretty awesome parents after all. (Thanks for noticing.)

(Click on any of these photos to take you to the full farm set on Flickr, including some awesome shots of Rami and other all-natural things.)

This post is featured in this week's edition of Haveil Havalim, a Jewish blogging carnival. It is expertly hosted by Ima on the Bima and has allowed me to fill my morning with general awesomeness. Head on over and check out !


Phyllis Sommer said...

i love this:-)

btw, i included it in the weekly haveil havalim jewish blog carnival...cuz it was so cute:-)

Abigail said...

Aww, that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Such a good blog post! Ashi is going to be a professional farmer after this weekend :) Catching chickens with his own bare hands :) Love, Auntie Al

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