Sunday, April 23, 2006


This afternoon while working in the tree farm, I saw the neighbor boy walk past.  I called out to him and we had a little chat.  He's been grounded, indefinitely, by his mother.  On his own, he told her what he had done.  He did the right thing, knowing full well there would be consequences he took the high road.  I told him that.  Maybe a part of him thought I'd speak to his mother, maybe not.  Maybe he's just that kind of person as a result of his upbringing.  And maybe his home life is better than I originally thought.

After our chat I showed him how the trees are sprouting new growth and the various stages they are in.  One tree has a few new leaves coming in and he was fascinated by the sight.  I was showing him the rhubarb plant and the vegetable garden spot and he asked me if we grew dill pickles.  Huh?  Ah, no, but we do grow cucumbers, and dill pickles are made from cucumbers.

Hmmm, that's a new one.  Kids.   


pixiedustnme said...

the correct answer to that question is, "why, yes, they are right over there by the raisins" :-)  -Kelly

karebear4x4 said...

you are definitely making great impacts on these kids   kudos to you:-)~kbear

queenb8261 said...

Awww how great. I have a feeling if not for you and your influence that boy would never have old his mom about this incident.  You go girl!!

queenb8261 said...

Hey girl!  I almost missed it!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! And many happy returns!!

boiseladie said...

I hope you're able to keep a relationship with the neighbor boys.  This one seems to respect and listen (hears you) to you.