Yesterday was a hectic day. Actually, it was the culmination of several days of frustration and busy-ness…and by the late afternoon, I had about had enough. I reverted back to a family statement when someone has had enough and said, “I’m going to go outside, dig a hole, jump in, and pull it in after me!”
I didn’t think anybody was paying a lot of attention, but I was sure wrong!
My 4-1/2 year old granddaughter looked at me and asked if she could jump in the hole with me…
A little later, we went out onto our back deck to enjoy the lovely weather…and guess what? Ladybug wanted to know if this was when we were going to dig the hole? When I told her no, she heaved a big sigh at the thought of having to wait, but went on to do other playing. Before we came in, she wanted to dig the hole again…still frustrated at having to wait.
I have some bulbs to plant, so Charlie bought a “digger” yesterday so that it will be easier to plant them. And guess what?
When Ladybug arrived today, she immediately found it and wanted to know if that was what we were going to use to dig the hole! Again, frustration at having to wait…and again…and again…
I’m not sure how long it’s going to take before she forgets about digging a hole…jumping in…and pulling it in after her. Maybe never… Little pitchers have very big ears…and long memories!