the kids in our family know who to come to when they find one of nature's treasures . . .
"look, mommy! a hermit crab!"
"look, aunt doris! a fish i caught with my bare hands!" (after the poor little blighter had escaped from the bait bucket on the pier above).
"look, mommy! a baby anole!" (a little fall baby, less than two inches long).
"look, mommy! a baby tree frog!" (another fall baby, a one incher).
"look, mommy! i (finally) caught a fish!" (not much worse than a man child after an unproductive fishing trip, let me tell you).
"look, aunt doris! we caught a gator!" (do you see his little head to the left of that tree? they did indeed snag it, but it got off right quick. i estimate 2 feet. the boys say it was more in the 3-4 foot range. yep. once again i take the prize for worst babysitter ever).
"look, mommy! i caught a stingray! he is even more dangerous than the sand shark i caught (when i was five) cuz he has a stinger!" (good thing our friend howard was home to deal with it).
papa gets his fair share of "look!" interjections when he's around . . . "look, papa! he is HUGE!" (that's cousin ethan in his quarterback gear. only 14ish and still growing like a weed).
baby riley also uses the "look!" interjection to her advantage . . . "look, gabriel! if you play with me, i will give you a donut!" (and now i must admit putting her up to it. bad babysitter strikes again).
i think i must bring all my treasure here to share with you all. "look, friends! a (gratuitous) butterflies on flowers photo!"
"look, friends!" have you ever seen so many tree frogs dining around a lit light bulb? it's a veritable mosquito feeding frenzy!"
thanks, friends, for taking the time to enjoy all my show and tell episodes. :)