Today’s post is going to be short. Very short. My son turned five today and he ran on a high of birthday giddiness the whole day, encouraging his little brother to join him in his excited state of mind. And that was before they ever had birthday cake! I’m sure the boys had a great time but I’m completely exhausted. Funny how much we like birthdays and getting older when we’re so young, while we could do without any remembrance of our birthdays later on in life…
The kids and I read a few books before nap this afternoon (the birthday boy skipped his – too excited, of course) and one of them included an early reader book called “Mrs Wow never wanted a cow” by Martha Freeman:
This is how the story goes. One day a cow shows up on Mrs Wow’s green grass as she’s mowing it. She wants it to go away but it doesn’t. It does take Mrs Wow a while to figure this out but in the end, she realizes the cow can munch on the grass so she doesn’t have to mow it. She also can milk the cow and make ice cream, a convenient result of munching on grass. Of course that’s when Mrs Wow decides to keep the cow:
It sure would be nice to have my own cow in the backyard so I don’t have to drag many gallons of milk from the grocery store. The thing is, I don’t know of any cow who would like to munch on our artificial grass. That’s why my name is not Mrs Wow.