"Anyone that doesn't agree with leggings as pants can physically fight me.
And I'm going to win because I have a full range of motion due to the fact that I am wearing leggings as pants."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Joey's Snail

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Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant… children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them.

-Cathy Nutbrown


Wander to the Wayside said...

I've found that because of their curiosities, my own has been re-ignited this last seven years. My eyes are constantly scanning for 'things' of interest, and I'm always bringing home a snake/bug/leaf/cool rock for their boxes (which already contain bugs, lizards, wasp nest, etc.) when they come over. My latest acquisition - a dead baby copperhead snake with it's mouth wide open!

melissa said...


a hurry-up-grownup would have completely missed that teeny tiny sweet snail!

Little Messy Missy said...


Wendy said...

I also thought I'd mention that I took this picture the same day as the one that Jenny took from last Sunday (Joey and Raven in the stream). I love the two of them together.

Wander, that's fantastic! Joey would love to see that collection one day. Maybe you could post about it?

Jenny said...

Love, love, love this photo!

Linda, I can't believe you brought a snake home. Awesome! I'm not sure I would have been brave enough to pick it up (even dead). Have the boys seen it yet? And if so, were they SO excited? Very cool.

Wander to the Wayside said...

Sad news about the snake...after I showed it to Conner, who was totally freaked out and didn't want anything to do with it, I put it in a ziplock bag and hung it on the side of the fridge so I wouldn't lose it before I had a chance to show it to Garrett. Unfortunately, the bag was under the toaster, and this morning I made toast and it melted around the snake! David said to throw it in the trash or it would start stinking, which I did without thinking much about it. (Hmmm, I'm thinking I could get it back out now that I've had time to think about it! Never got a chance to show it to Garrett, so that'll be my excuse to dig it out of the trash!)

Jenny said...

Sad news is right! Good luck with the trash.

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama said...

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on my guest post at Zoey's site! We may have different opinions, but it is always nice to have intelligent conversation about those differences instead of just getting mad or offended (which so often happens when it comes to parenting)
btw - Your cake a few posts down was AMAZING!

cake said...

aaahh! those little "snails" are eating my cabbages!

still, a really great shot, and a wonderful quote.

Anonymous said...

They also spontaneously spin in a circle while walking down the street or sing a song all made up while in the grocery store line. They make life so fun!