Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Through Little Eyes

Do you remember anything from when you were two? I doubt it, few do. We got to take one of the two year old grandchildren to the Highland County Fair yesterday.

It's fun to see the world through a little one's eyes. We rode a hay wagon shuttle from the parking lot to the entrance and headed up the hill to the livestock barns.

It was all new to him so he liked them all. The beef cattle, sheep, goats, dairy cattle, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. We asked him which one he thought he would rather have and he thought he would prefer a goat. Good answer, they are easy keepers if you are an animal person and can keep them out of trouble. You know they like to chew on anything.

He really liked the pumpkins, I guess that's natural for a two year old. Round and orange is attractive but his dad and grandma barely caught him before the eggs, jar of pickles and train display were left, not in working order.

Like most guys he really liked the tractors and machinery. We had to check them all out but we found a toy candidate for Christmas, the John Deere toy string trimmer. At the Country Clipper booth the salesman asked if it was OK if he started a real trimmer and we laughed. But we let him try it and they have a trimmer that starts easy for us older folks, so easy even a two year old can start it!

He had to try that several times and we all got a kick out of it. What a sales pitch!

It was his first time to the fair and it felt like it to me by really watching what he saw for the first time, through his eyes.


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