Just pondering….

Just pondering. If I gave my very new 4 year old, a big cardboard box for his birthday, would he actually want anything more? Maybe some paint.  He loved his gifts, but ended the day with the box that I had used to carry them in. As happy as a four year old can be.

In all fairness, when I asked him how he’d like to spend his day, he requested painting, with me. How could I deny such a beautiful and simple birthday wish.

Also pondering. If these cabbage white caterpillars will have a slight tinge of blue in their white wings. After growing fat on my woad plant, this year. I love the idea, but realise it is unlikely.

Pondering why I have started so many new projects in the last few weeks, but have finished nothing…. On second thoughts, I know the answer to that one!

6 thoughts on “Just pondering….

  • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Oh yes, boxes are always the best part of gifts 🙂 Happy Birthday to your new 4 year old!!

    • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 10:39 am

      The corrugated cardboard ones are very popular here, as they tend to come in bigger sizes and can easily be painted. Great fun!

  • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Happy birthday to your little man. He is growing very quickly! Boxes are just the best entertainment for little people, they can be so many things. A truck, a plane, a car, a boat, a house, a cave, a tent, a tunnel, a cubbyhouse…..and so much more.
    Just wondering what the answer to your third pondering is. 🙂
    Anne xx

    • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Oh so true. Boxes are very popular in our household. I have to recycle them under the cover of darkness, sometimes, otherwise they would take over the house.

      The answer to the last pondering is that I have too many making ideas, but sometimes the discipline to finish, is not quite as strong a driving force. Or another project is more appropriate to do at the time. My mountain of work-in-progress grows to a size and then I spend my time finishing off. I’m just at that point of realisation. Hmm! At least I recognize it in myself!

  • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Boxes are fun, especially when you’re 5 – happy birthday!

    Love your thoughts on the woad munching caterpillar 😀

    • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 10:20 am

      It would be fun to see light-blue cabbage white butterflies, around the garden, and know that they started off on the woad. 😀

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