...things like how to milk a goat, and where an egg comes from, because they've seen it being laid. I like that they refer to the food we grow as crops, and that they can do math without using their fingers or a calculator. I like that they get excited about trips to the library. I like that they know God. I like that they are able to grab a goat by the horn and deal with the antics that sometimes follow, and that they have compassion for others who are hurting and animals. I like that my kids know where our food comes from and the fact they enjoy fresh vegetables right from the garden or off a bush. Or a tree. I like their willingness to try new things and their endless fascination with creation. I like that they can play outside all day with sticks, buckets and baling twine and have a blast! That their imaginations have not been dulled by the
plugged-in-ness of modern society. I like that when a seed catalog arrives in the mail they get as excited about it as most kids do the toy catalog and say things like "Oh where do I start!" (Actually I love that.) I like that my kids know about ancient pharaohs like Queen Hatsheput, King Tutankhamen and Amenhotep and name chickens after them. I like that they know that it's not all about them and they respect that. And me. I like that they have manners and I can take them anywhere, ( I have and I do ) and know they will act appropriately and when we get home they will run outside and behave appropriately there as well; like hooligans and it is all alright. I like that they enjoy the beauty of a sunset or the view from the top of a mountain or can recognise composers of some classical music. There are lots of things that I like about what they know but I just wanted to share a few. Thanks for reading, I do tend to go on about my children, but please forgive me, they have given me a lot to be proud of and to go on about.