I didn’t prepare a special post for Earth Day. It’s pretty much Earth Day everyday at our house. But, we did get out and do some exploring and oddly enough, my son was really into getting outside yesterday. More than usual. We went to our local park and instead of going to the playground he kept saying “let’s go into the deep, dark wood”. But, first we had some sandbox play.
Then to visit Mama & Papa Duck and their 5 new spring babies.
My son was drawn to this big tree. Instead of making shapes out of clouds, he made shapes from the protruding roots. He saw a foot and a face.
Off on another exploration.
A bird’s nest tucked away in the (not so) deep, dark wood.
We had a wonderful Earth day appreciating all the beauty and wonder the Earth has to offer. The kicker was at dinner just as we got ready to say the blessing on our meal. (We have a simple blessing that goes, “We’re grateful for our food and peace be on our Earth.”) My son started, “thank you for going outside”. It sounds like I keep him shut up in the house. (Well, winter in London can feel that way sometimes.) But really, we go outside ALL THE TIME. Why he felt compelled to add the thank you for that before our meal, I can only guess that his little spirit is just so connected to what yesterday was all about. Then at the end of our blessing he said “we’re grateful for mommy’s flowers in the glass on the table”. He knows I love them . How sweet is that? It really is the little things. I am so grateful for my family.
Happy Earth Day! What did you do?