There are lots of awesome little things that I just don’t post because I forget them before I sit down to blog again. Or because I just don’t have time. Or just because I think their too small to have a whole post for.
For instance, last weekend I took Gavin and Leif to the Taro Festival. There is always a tent that is full of different plants for sale including Tarot. In that tent is a booth that helps make aware of loose animals that get out of their designated areas and get into the water supply and all that junk. They had a little display of a large field with hills and fences and streams with little cows and goats and pigs all over. Some in their designated spots, some in the wrong areas. They also had a little fishing pole type stick with a magnet on the end. The idea was to use the magnetic stick to pick up the magnetic animal that escaped and put tem into a little circle surrounded by little stones at the base of the hill.
Well, Gavin happened by this booth and thought it would be fun to try. It did look game like. So the lady at the booth explained to Gavin what he had to do. He happily followed through and cracked jokes about the pigs climbing fences and all that. When he was done, he received a sticker and a temporary tattoo as a reward. He was very excited.
I later explained to Gavin that the little circle with stones around it was an Imu. An imu of course is a hole in the ground filled with piping hot stones that you put your banana leaf-wrapped food (usually pig) in and cook it. Gavin was horrified. I killed all those poor cows and pigs! The poor kid had no idea he was transporting those poor creatures to their death. And the thought it was so fun at the time.
It’s things like that and these other things that bring balance to all the Stupid things that happen. I’ve included a small view of all the good, silly, stupid-in-a-good-way, and other random stuffs that makes me happy.
I found a Magnetic Jesus on the mother-in-law’s refrigerator with awesome interchangeable clothes and accessories. I spent probably 30 minutes playing with it instead of getting ready to go like I was supposed to be.