Sky and I were picking blackberries at the park and all of a sudden I hear “Mommy get over here right now!”
With an 8 year old you really never know what your going to get as you round the corner to the other side of the blackberry bush, had she fallen in and scratched from head to toe, was there a snake, was Ruthie hurt…I was instantly thinking of all the bad things it could be.
Turns out it was none of those things…”I made a new friend, and I think it wants to come home with me, look!”
There truly is nothing like a simple, every day adventure, with your kiddo to help you find joy in something like a lady bug.
P.S. I don’t recommend picking blackberries with polarized sunglasses on…they all looked very ripe, and some were, but most of what we brought home was very tart and could have used another week or so on the vine. Lesson learned I guess…also, I guess that’s what a sprinkle of sugar is for.