April 22, 2010

Outdoors

Through the woods

During the winter months, the little neighbor kids came over every day to play. They're both very physical kids, with deep pockets of anger and sadness, and it's been very difficult at times to spend time with them in a household that's filled with computers and musical instruments, a household where people are often reading, writing, studying, or practicing music.

I have toys here for the kids, including some that generous blog friends have sent me, but still it's a relief to move into the season of warm weather, when the little neighbor kids can play on our front step, run through the backyard, or walk with me into the woods, where they can yell as loud as they want, knock down dead trees, and splash through mud puddles.

6 comments:

Cathy said...

You are a gift and refuge for those children. Thank you.

YourFireAnt said...

I'm with Little Neighbor Kids. I hate being cooped up inside.

T.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe how they've grown!

readersguide said...

Yes, I too noticed how big they're getting!

BeachMama said...

The more time they spend with you the less angry and sad they will be. In time they too may come to appreciate the reading, studying and music that goes on in your house. Your whole family is such a blessing for these children.

red-haired sister said...

Now they are getting bigger,it's just a matter of time till the little brother starts toddling down the road to your house too!