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What's so amazing about young children is that you get to watch as they learn things for the first time. Each year, each season, although Axel has seen much of the world before, I get to explain things more in depth and watch as he processes the information – cataloging it inside the cells of his amazing brain.
This week brought spring rain. Peaceful, gradual, soaking rain. Out of the lawns and the cracks in the pavement our neighborhood turned into a worm farm with Axel as it's farmer.
As we made our way around the block yesterday afternoon with his two-wheeler we must have stopped more than fifty times to help the worms find soil as the streets began to dry. It was Axel's personal mission to save the worms from sudden death by sun.
Save them he did. Hundreds of them. I could only watch, squeamish at first, but ultimately I ended up pointing them out for him. If you can't beat 'em...join 'em.
On our second lap around the block, he made sure that each worm was heading underground. If they weren't, he kindly moved them to a different spot with softer dirt.
Notice the helmet? Yeah...it came white. Axel saw "canvas." Add a few Sharpies and you've got the most unique helmet on the block. (Actually it's the only helmet on the block...which I'm quite proud of...he can decorate it all he wants!)
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