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What's brown and sticky? [Nov. 11th, 2008|06:55 am]
It's about time - the stick was finally inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.

We are big fans of the stick around here. I have proof. See?

This is Middle Daughter, somewhere around 15 months. She was an early stick bloomer.

The stick in this picture is anonymous, but when she was in elementary school, she found a stick that she named Old Reliable. I have to admit, Old Reliable was a pretty good stick. He hung around the house for a long time, and then had a place of honor on the back porch for years. Eventually, Old Reliable was passed down to The Boy. Sadly, sticks don't last forever, and Old Reliable became less reliable over time. There is still a piece of him left, in the corner by the bookcase. You just can't keep a good stick down.

Sticks aren't just for kids. The other weekend, when we went on The Boy's first campout, Husband bought a stick. It was a walking stick, but still. Stick.

The Boy needs to learn stick moderation. His reach exceeds his grasp, I think.

And Middle Daughter? Still with the sticks. Last weekend, walking in the neighborhood, she picked up a stick. Then spent the next three days trimming, sanding and staining it. It's no Old Reliable, but it'll do.


[User Picture]From: saffirebleu
2008-11-11 01:25 pm (UTC)
LOL! This was such a GREAT post to read, first one of the morning, too!

My son has a thing for sticks. I constantly find them in his room. My middle daughter shuns the sticks for rocks. Any kind of rock. A piece of concrete aggregate will suffice; she has a mound on her dresser.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-11-11 03:06 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, I was a rock girl myself. Oh, I liked sticks fine, but was it a box of sticks I kept under my bed for ten years? I think not.

Although come to think of it, there is a bag of sticks in the back seat of Husband's car even as we speak, and I'm the one who put them there.
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[User Picture]From: skipperja
2008-11-11 11:05 pm (UTC)
What a nice story!
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[User Picture]From: nevermind_that
2008-11-12 05:55 pm (UTC)
What an adorable post!

I'm definitely glad to hear that the stick was inducted. It certainly seems like your kids have taken full advantage of its use!

Also, MD's hair colour is absolutely GORGEOUS. Has maintained that shade as she grew older? If so, NEVER EVER let her dye it!
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