One of Jack's favorite times when he is at our house is sitting on Elaine's lap at the kitchen window and watching the birds at the nearby feeders. It has even prompted us into photographing and identifying some whose names we questioned. Baltimore Orioles like our Grape Jelly feeder and frequent it several times a day. I wasn't able to spend as much time with Jack this morning as usual because of Marshall Adams joining us for coffee down at the Bank and other business there. We did play a little catch, do "Pony Boy" and work the flashlight before taking him out to his car seat to go home. (Note that big ball throwing hand).
Everybody knows what a female English Sparrow looks like, but we will try to see how many he will be able to identify before he starts to school. We will also be working on flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, bugs, etc. There are so many things that little kids are anxious to learn; things that teenagers could "care less about". But much of what they learn early will be with them all their lives. It is an important part of their inheritance; even learning the difference between a Female and Male English Sparrow.