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A day in the park April 7, 2008

Posted by Joe in Uncategorized.
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Well, it’s been a while since our last post – nearly a month! With the busyness that comes with spring and sometimes life in general, we got behind several areas and just didn’t make the time to post. The good news is that we have lots to share and hopefully we’ll get some new postings up over coming days and weeks.

After church today, I took the kids to the park for a picnic lunch and some playtime. They had a great time playing with some other kids. Rachel used one of the horizontal bars to demonstrate some of what she has earned in gymnastics, including skin-the-cat and a flip. Benjamin spent much of his time swinging around the monkey bars.

Several times while we were there, Benjamin came to me to ask if he could go to the restroom to run cool water over his hands. They were “getting hot”. 

When we got in the car, he told me that he had several blisters on his hands. I smiled, remembering the time in second or third grade that I wore blisters all over both hands doing the exact same thing.

Then he asked how the air got in the blister. I explained to him how a blister is formed and that it’s filled with fluid. He was convinced from a prior experience that blisters were full of air, but he couldn’t explain how it got there.

So tonight after dinner and baths, we decided to prove it once and for all. Benjamin wanted to get a needle and pop his blister to see what was on the inside. I carefully helped him put a small puncture in the side of the blister bubble. When fluid came running out, Laura and I both said see, it’s full of fluid. Benjamin smiled and disagreed. “No, it’s full of air”. So we pointed to the wet spot on the tissue and said “Well what this then?”

Without missing a beat he quickly smiled and replied. “It was humid in there.”

You just got to love kids!

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1. Marci - April 7, 2008

Now, that is a quick thinking child. =) That was a really cute story. Glad to hear that all is well in your end of the world.

2. Dreamer - April 8, 2008

Glad you’re back!


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