In an effort to keep them from driving me crazy, I took Patrick and Lilly outside this morning. We didn't stay out too long, but I rocked their world with a new idea: the chalk they color on their chalkboard with can go on the driveway! Lilly looked like she was in heaven. So many grins and giggles.
She also found some moss growing in a crack of the driveway, petted it, and said "fuzzy!" with more giggles. Guess that's the legacy of all the touch-and-feel books they have. Then she proceeded to stomp on it. Mr. Destructive, aka Patrick, was all about stomping on the chalk, so he got it taken away a few times. Seriously. Whose first response to something new or unusual is to step on it? Unless it's a bug. Maybe.
We didn't encounter any of those.