This is what I am thinking today! Cannot save “thoughts” for another time – because – the “thoughts” – that you “think” now – they will escape the brain cells and maybe – forever – never again to show up. So, I’m guessing that “thoughts” – “think” – that “they” are good for you “now” – “right NOW” – not later – so use me – or forget me – forever!
When you have children – there is something magical that happens – to you the “PARENTS” – only at this time when your children are very young. Think back and see if I am not right on this subject??The children are your very special “GIFTS” from the Almighty – and He wants for you to enjoy them to the fullest. And, here is where the magic comes in – you, the PARENTS – become youngsters again, too! If you do not become “young -at- heart” – you and your children will never ever really enjoy all that you were predestined to receive and share – with your children – with all the joy and happiness that was meant – just for your family!
So, for “EASTER in FLORIDA” – in the 1960’s – one year- my son, Lee was maybe two years old and my step-son Donny was maybe seven years old – and so, I thought that I would do something different??? Since – I had never had a small animal of my own as a small child -just thought that I would surprise the boys with some little baby “EASTER-CHICKS” – – giving to them each two chicks – and see how they would like them – and left the “door open” – the “DOOR of Imagination” – as to how and what we will do – when I brought these chicks home???
“Did you ever bring small chicks home and think that you are going to keep them a secret??” There is no “secret” when “chicks” are in the house! These baby chicks are making noise at all times and at all hours of the day and night – I do not believe they sleep? There was no place outside for me to put them. We did not have a garage and there are no basements in Florida – something about sitting on water??? We did have a “Florida Room” – but everybody was in and out of it for all kinds of things we did – just no place to go with the chicks except a bathroom??? This bathroom was a good idea – that is until night time.
Sometime during the night – someone got up to use this bathroom – whoever it was I’ll never know for sure – but the lights were not turned on by this person – one of the chicks got out of the box – and that was “curtains out” for this poor baby chick! Well, the next morning – we had to hold “Funeral Services” for “BABY-Chick No 1” – and now there were only three to go?? And, now the boys knew about the chicks and the baby chicks went everywhere – the boys went.
You have to be a “young- at -heart parent” when you bring “BABY-Chicks” into the house for the children – that is for an extra special “Easter” surprise – because – an adult does need to be around to be sure the “poor baby-chicks” are not overly man-handled – in such a way as to cause their early demise?? I did get the camera out and took a couple of pictures – and I sure am glad that I did –because – a picture is worth a thousand words – and the memories – are beyond what the world might ever have to offer? I believe that when you have small children – you have become a young and full of energy person – just to keep up and be able to do all the new exciting and exploring – that your young children need guidance for as they grow – to be able to cope and carry on with what they are to do daily – with your children – and for the next “future” generations! “Happy Easter” to all you brave and “young-at-heart parents” and to all those new and little “BABY-Chicks!”
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