Sunday, 12 November 2017

42.52 Two boys on a Slater Mission

Ok, ok, these kids really need a dog!! Ha!

Eli suddenly decided he needed more pets and that Slaters would do the job (frankly, they were the most accessible options). Miles quickly got on board and the boys then spent literally hours over several days digging through the garden, pulling up rocks and hunting around in nooks and crannies for Slaters. 

They kept them in an open plastic container, which was a literal Slater Playground, with rocks and leaves and dirt and bridges. I don't think those Slaters had ever known so such luxury accommodations! Certainly, they had never been showered with such love and attention. The boys loved just observing them in their habitat, crawling (do they crawl?!) around happily until eventually being released back into the wild (aka our backyard).

It never ceases to charm me. Seeing children seize on an idea and follow it through with dedication, intense interest, passion and joy. I love to see them follow their own lead, I love to watch them deep in play. 

Childhood, it's a magical land. I hope they get to live there for a long while yet... 

Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2017.

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