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Spring Ramblings

My parents are finally in the fields planting corn, after much ill-timed rain and a couple of cold snaps. And my little boy is nutso for tractors... the real ones. He screamed and pointed an angry finger at me yesterday when my mother drove one of them out of the driveway and he was no longer able to stare at it out the window while he ate his breakfast. Luckily, he was placated enough by one of his toy tractors to forgive me and finish his yogurt.

I am hoping that the cold did not kill off the apricots that grow in my other grandmother's back yard. It has been ages since I had a fresh apricot off the tree. If you have never had one there is no way to describe the difference between them and the ones that are available in grocery stores.

And speaking of things I haven't had in forever, I am looking forward to someone finding some morel mushrooms. They grow wild in my area, sometimes in my backyard. I am not able to go out looking for them myself, because carrying Max around in the timber is not what I think of as being a fun time. And apparently there are an overabundance of ticks this season, not something that I want to expose the little man to if I can help it. I am hoping that my sister or my uncle will have the time and generosity to find some and share, because my mom and dad certainly won't have time for it in the next few weeks.

At least the world is green again, and my mood has been considerably better because of it.

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buckbeakbabie
May. 1st, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Heee, my cousin Emmett is the same age, roughly, as Max, and he loves tractors too. Calls them 'gur-gurs' and everything with wheels is one. Such little boys! *huggles them*
dr_susannah
May. 1st, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness Spring is raising her head in your neck ofthe woods. Sounds like you have your hands full, but Max is so adorable!!! Kids are great when they start discovering mechanical things. My nephew has a passion for all things with wheels too, but combines their names into a mixture of English & Korean so that neither my brother or sis-in-law can understand him - thus they get a right royal tantrum for being so thick as to not understand him AT ONCE!
hpca
May. 2nd, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
How cute is the tractor love?!!! You're making me hungry for those mushrooms...I remember going mushroom hunting in the spring! YUMMY! I love when the world becomes green again...always makes me feel better!
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