Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hunters and Gatherers

My little dude loves to collect things. It's something his pa taught him, to pick up a little something special and put it into his pocket. At the end of each day an assortment of treasures fall from his pants onto the floor- coins, pebbles, gravel, feathers or anything else he thinks is interesting.

 I love to watch him when he thinks no one is looking- he'll pick up a stone, turn it over in his tiny hands and give it a little rub while chattering under his breath. Slip, into the side pocket it goes. He'll be a hanky carrier, that child. I just know it.

Last Saturday, Dave, the Young Man and Lady Baby went out on  bush walk while I spent the morning (yes, the entire morning) at the day spa. These are the things he collected.




I'm just putting it out there, but i think he's going to be a museum curator.... I'm not even biased, my mum thinks so too. This kids got an eye for collections.

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16 comments:

  1. i can see a great regular blog post here. i love seeing what little people love and want to keep. tooooo cute. my mum babysat a little guy a few weeks back and she said he was a rock collector. i hope my son is a rock collector. weird? eh. xx

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  2. as a kid I was always bringing shells home....and I still do.

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  3. Doesn't he though? Such an eye for texture and form. If not a curator, then definitely an artist! x

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  4. Gorgeous. Miss 4 loves to collect nature. Stones, rocks, feathers, shells, leaves. It's beautiful.

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  5. I love seeing what kids collect. I think sometimes it's a good reminder that there is beauty in the mundane. x

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  6. Fabulous.... I have to empty the bottom of Kittys Toy Basket (a vintage childrens cot) each week to get all the stones, stick, leaves and fluff she has collected from parks and snuck back in via her little hot hands..... I swear we would have a friggin garden in there if I didn't !!

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  7. I too have a collector in Inda. Joey's collection is very tasteful.. cute kid x

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  8. How cute, I have a house full of shells that I always seam to come home with, my little guy is always willing to help.

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  9. Love it. Love how they think. what draws them to that particular leaf or rock? its so intriguing.
    xj

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  10. Gorgeous! I love their little findings. Always makes my heart skip a beat when Mr3 brings something in from the yard or the park and follows it up with a story to go with it :o) xo

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  11. oh his curated treasures are beautiful. My 2 just gather handfuls of gravel. I must encourage a more pretty aspect to there stone hunting. LOu x

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  12. Ahhhh. I was that child. I still am that child. I so understand your son. It is the feel of something in your hand. The texture, the look of it, and then the joy of your whole collection together. I used to bring home dead buterflies, round pebbles, or fluffy bits of grass. I still do sometimes. And now I can do it with my son! Amy

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  13. Isn't such a cool experience seeing things from a kids perspective? I love seeing what my 3 y.o. has taken photos of on my camera when no one is watching. It's just a whole different world! :)

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  14. this is stunningly beautiful. Museum curator it is.

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  15. what a fine collection - i love the way kids appreciate little things cos adults tend to take the little things for granted.

    my kids too have bought home many a collection including on one special occasion, some seaweed that accidently got left under a seat in the car - only to be retrieved some time later after it had festered and stunk the car out.

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  16. gorgeous... I have a huge Apothecary Jar half full of little treasures my kids have collected over the years... such a nice way to keep them! I think my little man is going to be a Zoologist!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em