He was excited when he saw dozens of birds and squirrels at the bird feeder.
My daughter asked him, "Why did Nana put food out for the birdies and animals?"
He looked at her and said, "HUNGRY!" With the "duh!" inflection in his voice.
She said she felt it was a teachable moment, so she posed a question to help him develop compassion and think. "Yes, and when it's so cold and snowy, the birds can't dig in the frozen ground for worms and food, so we help take care of them. Who takes care of you?"
He looked at her like it was a trick question, because HE knew, and he thought she was asking him for her benefit.
He cocked his head and said, "GOD, My Nana, GOD take care everyone!"
Let that be a lesson to each of us.
As you can see, Liam got his wish. He played indoors in a pan of snow, and he also got his wish for a BIG bite of that white snow. Now he is playing outdoors in the fluff.
Sometimes the anticipation is worth the wait. Do you agree?
I have procrastinated five whole days away. It took me three days to tackle the stacks of papers etc. on my desk. I could only do such much at one time before feeling overwhelmed, but I am almost there.
Like Kenny Rogers sang, "You have to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em..."
When life or a task seems overwhelming, chunk it, tackle the task one or two steps at a time. Don't try to do everything at once.