Tuesday and Thursday mornings,
If I get the wish of my heart,
There are two little guys that I get to talk to,
Hold and enjoy.
Big Brother helps to feed the birds every chance he gets.
What fun it is to push the slide that lets the food into the “sock.”
He also knows where the different kinds of Bird food are kept.
He helps to put out thistle seed, corn, sunflower seeds, peanuts and woodpecker blocks and suet.
He knows the different scoops that I use for each one
and is very concerned that we do things right.
(Sometimes when there are flowers to water, he helps do that. But lately it has been too big a temptation to turn the hose on Aunt Mary, and that is funny for a while because she makes strange noises and moves around quite quickly … then it is very sad because she takes the hose away and isn’t quite as happy as he is accustomed to having her be. Oh, well. There are other things to do!)
Little Brother’s antics light up our lives. He has a million watt smile that can soften the hardest heart.
He hasn’t been walking very long and is a bit tottery on his feet, but is still able to get around pretty well.
He likes to be outside and “help” whenever he can.
He is cuddly and funny and so sweet.
“After working so hard in the chilly outdoors, it is so nice to curl up on a big, big chair with my brother and watch “Chicken Run” until it gets too boring. Then the two of us are off on some other adventure. Before you know it, it will be lunch time and then it will be time to go to Auntie Chris’s house and take our naps.”
(Actually, before any of us are ready, it will be time for Kindergarden and two wheel bikes and basketball and a driver’s license.)
Lord Jesus, Where does the time go???
Such beautiful, golden days, too quickly gone. . .
These are the little boys that Eldest Daughter babysits two days a week.
What a gift they are to all of us!