We are so ready for warmer weather. I’ve accepted the fact that February and March are pretty much our “sick” months, but it doesn’t change the fact that we are just ready to throw open the windows, kick off our shoes and get OUTSIDE! Despite the cooler temps, I needed to get the kids out yesterday, so we loaded up the jogger and headed to the library.
I love how the kids walk in and immediately feel at home. Coats unzipped and piled in the corner, they head for the shelves of puzzles and picture books. Whispered reminders to keep their voices down are offered, though inwardly, I adore their squeals and giggles, their outloud excitement about seeing a familiar book or finding one they just have to read.
Somehow, we were there for almost two hours before loading up, books in tow, and heading home. Along the way, I happened to see a dollar bill on the ground. I scooped it up and tossed it to Calder.
“Look what I just found! We’ll have to put it in our bank when we get home,” I said.
“Hey, yeah! That’s cool,” Calder replied.
“I want one,” whined Seneca.
A few steps later, Calder held out the bill and examined it before stating, “Hey, that’s George Washington!”
Shocked, I asked him again who it was.
“How do you know that’s George Washington, Buddy?”
“Easy. ‘Cuz of his hair, Mom!’
This post was written as part of a monthly challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers, to encourage writing and community. The goal is to write a Slice of Life entry each day throughout the month of March.