Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Skill

Up until last week I wouldn't really say the Monster has slowed me down a whole lot this spring.  He's happy outside, the weather has been nice most of the winter and he takes a long nap in the middle of the day.  With a little bit of monster-proofing around the farm, I felt pretty good about letting him roam the yard where I could almost always see him from the greenhouse.  Until last week.  He has developed a new skill that requires me stopping whatever I am doing many, many times a day to catch up with him.

He is obsessed with THIS tractor.  The minute he steps out the door he is looking for THIS tractor.  He scares me on this tractor.  I'm afraid his wet boots are going to slip or his hands and that he'll fall or crack his chin or any number of things that could happen to a toddler playing on a large piece of metal equipment.  It worries me enough that the other morning I parked this tractor clear over next to the sunflower field in an attempt to keep him off it.  It didn't work.  It just took him longer to get to.  Running back and forth to this tractor is slowing me down immensely.  It might even be slowing down my blogging.  ;)

Suggestions are welcome.  

1 comment:

  1. Out of sight, out of mind---back in the building? (behind the chicken coop)