Monday, March 10, 2008

Oh Deer!

Saturday, we went to Tualatin Hills Nature Park. It's a great trail for kids. It's super flat and easy, with lots of bridges, boardwalks, and a couple of creeks. We saw 3 deers right off the trail. Halen was real excited. I think I was more excited. They just stood there, munching on grass, completely unbothered by Halen yelling 'Hi Deers' over and over and over and over... and over again. I think he was waiting for a response. The animals talk on tv, why not in real life? I always wonder about a child's understanding of what's on tv. We were watching a Discovery Channel special on dinosaurs. With the special effects these days, it can look almost like real live video footage, especially to a two year old. I imagine that Halen believes there are dinosaurs, that he just hasn't seen any in real life yet. Is it going to be sad for him when he finds out they're long gone, like when my brother told me that Santa Claus wasn't real.

1 comment:

Colonel Aureliano Buendía said...

Wait, so you're saying some of the things we are told as children aren't true?