Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Mom, I found a snail outside!"

     As I was getting ready for church today, Laith came downstairs and says "Mom come see what i found."
Of course this was at the busiest time of the morning that he wants me to drop everything.

"What is it?"  I asked.

"You just have to come see."

So I say"Laith I am trying to get everything done right now.  Just tell me what it is please."

To which he says "I found a snail out side and I want you to see it.  It's huge."

This is where I am thinking 'Great some gross bug, probably squished on the sidewalk.'

"Laith please not now, I am trying to hurry."

"But I want you to see it before it is gone."

"Laith it is so cold out there that if you found a snail it is dead and not going anywhere any time soon."


"Ok FINE!  Let's go."

And this is what I saw.....

      Isn't he cute!  Laith had gone outside while I was getting everyone ready and made this cute snail for me.   How cute and how sweet of him.  It made me smile.  I totally forgot about "everything that needed to be done"  and spent the next 5 or 10 minute taking picture of this cute little creature.
    I love the creativity of my kids.  I love that they have such great imaginations and that they are willing to share them.  Next time he asks me to come and see I will think twice about being "to busy".


Julianne said...

That is really cute and touching to me. So often I feel like, "please just give me a break and stop asking me things." But how important it is to drop everything and listen to them. Good Job!

Beth said...

Oh, that is so cute! And I am impressed with his snow sculpting skills!!

Dana Cheryl said...

I just HAD to comment!! This is the cutest thing I've seen in ages!

Hope ya'll are having a wonderful winter!!!!! :)

Controlling My Chaos said...

LOVE this. What a creative little thing. I'm glad you got a picture because you have a little sculptor on your hands. Way cute.