Saturday, May 10, 2008

Expect the Unexpected

21 months of being a mother should be long enough for me to learn about expecting the unexpected. Yet, there are still days, like today that something totally unexpected happens.

Each morning, Aaron and I sit outside in the garden to watch the birds and any other animals or insects that come by. This week, Aaron got interested in some of the pebbles we have and has been picking them up, looking them over, lining them up and just carrying them around.

Today, while he was with the pebbles, I went to fix up the earth in one of my pots. When I turned around, I saw Aaron sitting there, concentrating hard on LICKING THE PEBBLE! I probably over reacted with a loud, high pitched 'NO' but it was just so unthinkable an action at that moment. Why did he have to lick that incredibly dirty and germ filled pebble??

The worse was yet to come. When I took a look at the other lined up pebbles, they were WET! Guess who has been tasting them all?

I had calmed down by then and tried to talk reasonably and rationally to this toddler about why he must not lick his pebbles. In return, I got an intent yet confused stare back from him. In the end, I just said 'No Licking' and put all the pebbles back where they belong. He didn't protest that too much. I guess they weren't all that tasty.

I wonder what unexpected act of curiosity I should expect next?

7 comments:

John said...

If Aaron was old enough to blog, his blog would probably be something like this:

Expect the Unexpected

21 months of being a kid should be long enough for me to learn about expecting the unexpected. Yet, there are still days, like today that something totally unexpected happens.

We were in the garden like always. Mom was messing with her pots or something and I was trying to figure out if different pebbles had different tastes. Then all of a sudden Mom freaks out. I thought that there was a snake or something in her plants. But no, she was freaked because I was tasting the pebbles.

While she was going on about dirt and germs and stuff, I was still trying to figure out why they don't really have a taste. I guess they don't really have a smell either. You'd think that Mom would realize that kids explore the world with all of the senses that God gave us. I wonder if you stop doing that when you grow up?

Aaron

Bilbo said...

John's response is very perceptive and clever. Of course, this may also be a sign that Aaron's diet is deficient in pebble-coatings...

Mike said...

With the terrible 2's coming up I don't think you want to know.

Kellan said...

Oh, what a funny story! I know it must have been not so funny to you - but it is a cute story!!! Happy Mother's Day Amanda - see you soon - Kellan

Amanda said...

LOL! Cute comment John! Thanks for always taking the time to leave funny and insightful thoughts.

John, Mike, Kellan,
Thank you also for taking the time to leave your comments.

Have a great weekend everyone.

zingtrial said...

He!He!He! Hmmmm Have a nice Mother's day. cool posting.Wishing you well

egan said...

He didn't swallow any pebbles did he? I'm glad he only licked them. Damn those unexpected events.