Saturday, June 18, 2011

Monks in the garden

So a few days ago, Anne and the girls were planting peppers in the garden. Gwen was showing her baby doll dirt, rocks, etc when they spied a cricket:

G: What is THAT?
A: A cricket. Isn't it neat?
G: Can I step on it?
A: No, no. Crickets are good bugs. We don't step on them because they sing to us and....."
(A goes on and on extolling the virtues of the tiny creature)

G: Oh. (Retracts heavy cowboy boot)
A: Good job (Smiles with pride)

Young apprentice steps back and thinks for a moment....
G: Can Dolly step on it?