Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Intrepid Young Explorer

Warm laundry...mmmm

Being intrepid did not always work in Little Man's best interests.

When Mummy turned her back, he crawled toward a vase, leading to a crash and broken glass.  Then Little Man discovered a spoon and Daddy’s iPad.  Just a few bashes resulted in a clang, a flash¸ and some loud buzzing.

Yes, being intrepid could possibly drive Mummy over an emotional cliff.

I crawled here, and stood up.  NOW what do I do?

This is a repost from 2013. Italicize underlined word are from Wednesday Words, prompts for bloggers to play with. Little Man is now 7 yrs old with a little brother who dearly loves his big brother.  Grandparents love them so much.

38 comments:

  1. I enjoy your ingenious use of a handful of words when they are thrown to you. Sweet. Oh yes, and coming up with a short that is so very true to life! LOL I have known a couple of intrepid explorers. hahahaha
    Good one,
    Sherry and jack

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    1. OUr youngest gr-son is 14 mo. old, and will have a little brother in November. My son and wife will have two intrepid explorers, good luck to them.

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  2. I worry about that every time my inquisitive baby grands come.

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    1. Same here. My daughter feels she has gained extra eyes and hands. Her eyes and hands are much younger than ours and we can run a fast, but we do our best.

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  3. Susan:
    There comes a certain (and special) wonder with being that young. The world is SO big and there are SO many things to see, hear, touch, taste, and experience.
    But, it's the watchful (protective) eyes of the parents (or grandparents) that keep such wonderment in check, and teach us at that young age that we always have to learn to crawl before we can walk.
    The world will patiently wait for us to catch up as we grow.

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    1. Well said. The world will wait patiently, while we race to discover it.

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  4. He was such a happy looking little guy.....

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    1. Little Man is a happy boy! Such enthusiasm for life.

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  5. Oh, his look of triumph in that last photo!

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    1. He does have that triumphant look. Almost could have a flag to plant!

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  6. Such a cutie. What a wonderful age when there is no fear, except in the hearts of his parents.

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    1. It is a wonderful age. To see as they see would change us all.

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  7. Hi Susan - yes irresistibly intrepid! Gorgeous ... cheers Hilary

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  8. A spoon to the iPad: "Never one to go with the traditional dunking in the toilet..."

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    1. Ooooh, Daddy would have been way upset if it took a dunk.

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  9. How adorable. Yes, seems the intrepid explorer might send both his parents to either the poor house or the loony bin.

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    1. LIttle Man kept them on their feet for sure, but his little brother keeps them on a run. I suggested having a bell of some sort to keep track of him.

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  10. He was very cute. I am glad to hear that he is doing well.

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    1. He is doing so well. He told me a while ago that he speaks 4 languages: American English, Swiss-German, British English, and High German. And in a few years, he might be right.

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  11. And is he still as active at 7? Very cute.

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    1. Little Man is 7 and never just walks, he dances and talks. Being with him makes me feel younger.

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  12. Intrepid, energetic and very fast (and often very destructive). It is fortunate that they melt our hearts.

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    1. My S-in-L said that about one of his daughters. "It is a good thing she is so darn cute."

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  13. My favorite thing about little ones is watching them when they explore. There is such wonder about the world they are discovering.

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  14. The expression on Intrepid Explorer's face in that last picture? I can't even!
    I wish I might learn to take that kind of joy from little accomplishments.

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  15. Awww,they are intrepid and need protecting from themselves. Enjoy your intrepid moments with them!

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    1. I have crawled around with our gr-daughters who live nearby. Our gr-sons are too far away.

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  16. Ah yes, they get into all sorts of things.

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    1. It is crazy how much a toddler can discover from ground level.

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  17. Cute little feller! I once found my youngest sitting on the pantry floor with a pack of Oreos. He couldn't walk yet. Had crawled in and pulled the door shut by putting his fingers under the edge.

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    1. Clever boy! Did he figure out how to open the pack?!

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  18. Have to watch them like a hawk or things can sure go astray.

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  19. He's the cutest little explorer I ever saw!

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    1. Aw, thanks! Yes, I think Little Man stands above the Scott, Perry, Boone of the years past, maybe.

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