Ollie and I have organized a little Boys Bike Rally with some friends later this week. He is so excited! It will involve three things: boys, bikes and our church parking lot. Oh, wait, make that four things – I forgot snacks.
We got out his bike yesterday to adjust the training wheels and tune the whole thing up. After I was done with the actual work, Ollie continued “working” on his bike with his dad’s coveted wrench and ratchet set for FOUR HOURS!
No matter how many times I checked on him, he told me he wasn’t done. I had all the windows open because it was a glorious day and could hear him singing, talking about the tools, discussing the bike with himself, etc. Who knew a set of little metal tools could provide such entertainment?
As I’m sure anyone who has mothered a four year old knows, FOUR HOURS is a really, really long time for a kiddo to be engaged in one thing. It was dreamy. I washed and folded laundry, sent a few emails, cleaned the kitchen, helped two other kids with homework, had a phone call with a sister and got dinner made.
I also got a picture of the cutest ear in the history of mankind. It’s the little things, ya know?