Happy Friday, y’all! This little parody popped into my head the other day while watching Little Brother play outside. I hope you enjoy it. Inspired by the “If you give a…..” series by Laura Numeroff. For a fun party idea inspired by this series, check out Allie’s post here!
If you give a little boy a stick,
he’ll probably want something to hit.
So he’ll go off in search of a tree.
When he finds the tree, he’ll hit it 100 times with his stick-which will become also become a sword or lightsaber.
If he hits the tree hard enough (or if the tree is small enough,) an acorn will fall.
And another, and another.
When he’s gathered as many fallen acorns as he can in his hands, he’ll ask you what they are. And where they came from. And if they are food for squirrels.
You’ll have to answer 15 questions about the acorns before he moves on to throwing them.
When he throws the acorns, he’ll squeal with delight when one of them rolls into a puddle.
He’ll give you a mischievous grin seconds before he jumps into the puddle.
The puddle will feel squishy under his soggy feet, and he will think that there might be mud in that puddle.
And chances are, if there is mud in the puddle….
he’s going to want a stick to poke it with.
My kids love making toys from things they find outside! Earlier today we were at the park, and Brother brought me tiny coconut babies (walnuts) (what is a tiny coconut baby, anyway?) and Sister found a dish from a play kitchen someone had left behind, and ran a diner out of her restaurant (the playground). Of course, the food was made of dirt, so I’m not sure how long she will be in business.