It is always during my morning routine that the children get into trouble. They see my cleaning the kitchen and getting dressed as an opportunity to sneak into all kinds of exploring. This morning I heard the door to my bedroom slam shut and muffled crying from P. As I went to rescue him, I noticed the crying stopped suddenly.
I opened the door and he came running towards me saying, "Cool, Mommy. Cool." P is a scientist, so these words made my blood run cold. What on Earth had he gotten into?
He ran to my bedroom window and I saw 4 deer in our backyard. It was cool. There were 2 bucks who were just beginning to get their antlers, a doe & a fawn. The kids & I stared out the window at them and they stared right back at us for a minute or two.
At one point, one of the deer started walking towards the kids' blue ball. R said, "Deer pway ball?"
Invariably, two of the children started pushing to get a better view, which erupted into 2 year old emotional screaming--and the deer ran away. As they were leaving the yard, they ran past the swingset. P said, "Deer swing!"
This was a fun start to our day!