My oldest has always walked way far away from these things & my boy.....well, I think he just thinks they are different looking friends of his. Friends he only gets to see every so often & friends he is so glad to be reunited with. Because he speaks to them so kindly & asks them inquisitive questions like, "What are you reading, frog?" and greets them with a "Good to see you, Frog." And I like to think, as I am certain he does, that they are happy to see him, too. Because if I were a frog sculpted out of copper - I would wait anxiously every day for that little boy to walk up & give me a hug.
I cannot wait to see this sweet compassionate heart as he grows!
Who will get to receive the joy of that much needed hug?!