Friday, April 27, 2012

The Babs

The crazy last days of the semester draw nearer. I'm ready for the summer vibe at work, indeed. The kid is so rad these days. I can't believe he's our guy, we are so lucky. The words are tumbling out of him, they make us laugh six thousand times a day. We are teaching him the names of flowers and trees, and he is totally game. Ask him, he'll tell you about the Jack-in-the-Pulpit at the top of the ridge, he'll school you on Daisy Fleabane and Lyre Leaved Sage and Solomon's Seal and the Buttercups dotting the meadows here. He knows that he can eat violets and clover leaves and redbud blossoms, and we are already haunting our berry spots just in case we find the magic April strawberry. I take a lot of pleasure in giving him this kind of geography: this is where you're from, kid.

Sometimes when he's quiet for too long and one of us gets the spider sense that he might be up to mischief, we tiptoe through the house and find him. Sometimes he has invented new naughtiness (discovering the case of figs in the closet, for example) but more of often than not these days this is what we see:

 Reading Boy 1 
  Reading Boy 2 

Kicking it with Miss Rumphius. He especially likes to pretend to eat the cookies and drink the tea.

Last funny tidbit: Osh often asks for music. Sometimes he wants B and me to play tunes ("Mama - g'tar! Papa - fiddle and bow!") and sometimes he asks for one of three artists: Andrew Bird, Gillian Welch, or Pete Rock. I mean seriously, how awesome is that playlist?? Oh, and every now and again he requests Mos Def. We'll get right on that.


Anna McClurg said...

What a super little boy you guys have! Love all the things you are teaching him and the requests for music! So precious! xo

queenbeehoney said...

Mr. Llama and his books! Well he comes by his love of reading honestly.

A. Bear said...

Little dude's got a majorly kick butt music taste.

Heather said...

Right? And here's the best part - when Gillian Welch comes on he often says, "Mama!"

'Cause I sing just like GW. As if!

cake said...

he sounds just amazing!
you might enjoy this little video of pre-schoolers/toddlers eating stinging nettles, and finding them yummy!

it can be found on this permaculture website:

Heather said...

Kayte, that is an awesomely cute video. Love it, thanks for sharing!

Queen of Carrot Flowers said...

Wow he has gooood taste! I loved reading about the things he is learning, and the fact that he can request you guys to play for him.

judith said...

omigoodness! mikey & I are driving to Cville to see Joey in a circus, and I'm catching up with Osh here...and...that first pic with book I crowed ' he's reading the Lupine Lady!'

he looks like everything wonderful.