Nature and Little Girls

PhotobucketI took my two granddaughters HUNTING today, and we had a blast.  The ever elusive tadpole was our quarry, and we managed to bring eight of them home.  Ava (five years old) was a big help.  She held the can as “papa” trudged through the water, with his polliwog catching pan!  Actually it was my fish frying basket, but it worked great.

My brother-in-law has a small pond behind his house, and we knew it was a great tadpole hideout.  We drove down in my “man truck”, cause the girls think it’s neat.  See what a tough looking truck can do for you!  I took my knee-high boots, cause it’s still to cold to get wet feet.  Little Addisyn wasn’t sure about walking through the weeds, or getting too close to those squiggly tadpoles, and grandpa had to carry her part way.

After we captured eight tadpoles we put them in a can and walked back to the truck.  We then took a little walk along the creek looking for sign’s of life.  I expected to see some deer tracks, and was even hoping to catch a turkey sunning himself, but robins and blackbirds were all we saw.  The girls tried to catch a couple robins, and finally gave up after several attempts.  It was fun just to watch them interacting with nature in all the innocence of a little girl.  Your time is coming Art.  Your going to have a blast.

My wife is a pre-school teacher and wanted some tadpoles for her class.  I’ll probably keep a couple here just to watch their  marvelous transformation into a frog.  It will be a good “hands on” lesson for the grand-kids as well.  Nature is fantastic, but little girls rule.


4 Responses to “Nature and Little Girls”

  1. Em says:

    very sweet 🙂

  2. gary says:

    That is so cool Mike. See what a bright red truck does for you, now you’re able to have a couple of the cutest girls ride with you and they think its neat. Sounds like you had one grand day, a day that its great to be a grandpa.

  3. Arthur says:

    My time is definitely coming, Mike. And I can’t wait. I can’t believe how much she changes every day.

    It looks like you guys (and gals, of course) had a great day. I’m glad you got to take the “man” truck for a spin as well.

  4. mary says:

    I truly believe introducing nature to little girls is a gift. So many things today need batteries or are computerized. For a girl to be able to just appreciate and explore the outdoors is truly something that I feel will go with them forever. Good job to a great grandpa! ( Not great grandpa but a great grandpa oh you know what I mean!)