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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sign of the times ...

Sign of the times one ...

Last friday morning, a text message came in on my phone from one of the mums ... one that needed a quick reply.   As I tapped out my reply, Luke appeared right beside me in a flash.

'What are you doing?' he said looking at the screen and ready to join me.

'Writing a very quick message Luke.'

His face dropped, 'Oh I thought you were playing a game.'

Sign of the times two ...

A little while later Ted called, 'Look at that!  Look at that!'  Across from the Peppercorn tree where we were, a big stream of water was shooting high from a sprinkler near the pig sty.

'What is it?' asked Ari.

Soon all the children were looking and making comments like, 'Look at the fountain.'   'Where did it come from?'  'What is it? What is it?'

I let them look and wonder for a bit and then offered, 'It's a big sprinkler.'

Perplexed faces looked at me ... and I was asked by a few wee folk at once, 'What's that?'

Last little tidbit to share, which is a 'sign of the times' with a more personal note ... one in Ari's life for sure.

Ari often has little stories to tell me that tumble out as fast as his excitement bubbles.   Last year anytime time his mum Jac was involved, he'd end up saying 'Jack-wigan' ... his version of 'Jacqueline'.   On friday morning, he mentioned her name and this time it was 'Jack-lou-in' ... said with such attention to articulation.   Almost as if her knew he was saying it 'properly' now.  

Very gorgeous to hear as it is full of Ari's love for Jac.

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