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One for Each Kid

Today a blog with a little tidbit from around the house from each kid.

It is interesting to see how the things Joash plays with change as the seasons and the work on the farm changes. During the winter, Joash really didn't play all that much with his tractors. But once the field work started on the farm, the farm in the house started working too,

This year Lego entered the picture too. Joash and his dad made a Brillion seeder out of Lego, a few tractors and other machines as well. The Brillion seeder was especially important because this year on our real farm we planted alfalfa for the first time. So of course Joash's farm in the house had an alfalfa field as well.

Unfortunately, Joash decided that the rug in front of the kitchen door was the alfalfa field this year. Once he planted it, he got mad anytime anyone stepped on the rug. This was getting a annoying, so I had been encouraging Joash to move his farm to the basement where he could have an even bigger field. This had been going on for about a week when it all came to a head on cleaning day.

I thought it would help if I warned Joash that I was going to vacuum today. He immediately said that I could not vacuum his alfalfa field. And this is how the conversation went after that.

M: I have to vacuum the rug. Your field will be all right. Or, you should just move your farm down to the basement.

J (almost in tears): But if you vacuum, all of the seeds will get sucked out of the ground.

M: Well, then let's move your farm to the basement.

J: But I don't have any more seed left to plant.

M (getting a bit desperate): I have leftover seed that you can use from my farm.

J: Oh, okay (and proceeds to move all of his farm machines to the basement).


Mataya thinks she is a pretty smart girl, but it is clear she knows her limitations.

J: Look at these words I wrote Mataya. Can you read them?

M: I can't read Dutch, Joash.

J: But these are English words.

M: Oh. I can't read Joash.

And Gideon isn't really saying anything yet, but he does coo every once in a while and we have caught a few glimmers of a smile. But he still is pretty cute.


Jander said…
Beautiful stories!

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