Monday, June 28, 2010

Curiosity


I try to mind my own business. Really I do. Well...except when big brother has a book I had set my mind on only moments earlier, I do feel it's my right to take it. With force. And a minor screaming spell. But that's neither here nor there.


  When I'm in the backyard, I don't see any reason to pry into anyone else's business. I just putter around, feed the hummingbirds, pull mommy's darling flowers, examine Hannah's poo poo.  The usual.  It's just...well...sometimes I can't help but wonder...what lies beyond that intriguing backyard fence?  I mean, really, why should such a fence be built in the first place?  And so high?  Could there be something interesting on the other side? 



 I must ask big brother. 
"Big Brother?  What's on the other side of that fence?  Do you think there could be something interesting back there that we're missing out on?"


"Now see here.  Whatcha got der's some paranoia.  Awright?  And it'll destroya.  Little sis.  There's nuthin beyond dat der fence thatcha need'n to be worry'n yer pretty lil head over." 

Sigh.  Well that was helpful.  It's not often that anything even remotely intelligible comes out of his mouth anyway; why should today be any different.  Why, just the other day I heard him declare "momeemomeemomee oh-uh-sat?  oh-nibie-byeeHEEEEEEEEEE".  I mean, honestly. 

Anywho, if he isn't the least bit curious, I'll go do some investigative work myself.  Just a tiny peek.


Hmmm...  I can't quite make anything out...


Looks like grass...possibly a barbecuePropane, I believe..hmm.


Maybe a tree or something...looks to be a yellow poplar...
AHA! I knew big brother wouldn't be able to resist!


  He had to come see for himself. 
He said he couldn't see much back there either.  He thought maybe he saw a "wahkah-mow-ooooozh!" which means "lawn mower" in case you needed translation.  I must say, he does know his garden tools.


I tried to occupy myself with other tasks.  After all, I don't meddle in other people's business, like I said before.  And it appears there's nothing out of the ordinary beyond that old fence anyway.


But maybe just one more look to make sure I didn't miss anything!

19 comments:

Yelena R. said...

Hehehe they are too adorable! I love the picture of her basically kissing the fence :D

Meghan said...

That last picture of her on her tippy toes is seriously cute. The twins are getting just too big!

Heart2Heart said...

Elle,

Love this little story that can only be seen in the eyes and minds of our kids. LOVED it all!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Dana said...

I agree with Meghan, they are getting too big! They are so adorable! And what was Miss Gracie up to while all of this big adventure was happening?

Buckeroomama said...

You have the cutest twins!! I love that last pic of her on tippy toes! Precious.

AJ said...

That last picture needs to be framed and stuck on your wall! SO CUTE!

Love the story... you are so good at telling stories with pictures!

Lisa said...

You shuold write a book. I would buy it in a minute! :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

There's no way she's going to miss out on anything!! How cute she is. I bet she's really thinking all of that too.

Rural Revival said...

Oh my goodness!! Just when I think life couldn't get any cuter with these two you go and do this to me!! : ) I absolutely LOVE this!!!

Catherine Anne said...

Elle, I have had the best time catching up on your blog today. Things have been busy around here. I have not had the time to sit and enjoy my blog friends. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I just saw it today. I would never ever think that. I promise. Hey great minds think alike! Blessings Catherine

Ingrid said...

Cute! Hope they don't figure out how to get over that dern fence. :)
~ingrid

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, curious little ones are adorable!

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Flat Creek Farm said...

Could your kids be any cuter?! That was priceless.. and you have a gift for narration that is unparalleled Enjoyed this.. thanks for the smiles! -Tammy

from my front porch... said...

This is hilarious!
I think you should do an installment of this kind of story with the twins once a month! I would sooo look forward to it :)
And of course add Bug to it!

This was just what i needed!
Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July with the fam!
xo, misha

Velvet Over Steel said...

How adorable!!! You will have to add this to their 'graduation' scrap book someday! Too cute!!

Relyn said...

Little Curly Girl is so beautiful! Happy Fourth to you and yours!

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Susan said...

I smiled and chuckled through the whole post! I loved reading it in darling Dee's voice, and that cutie-pie Bex may be unintelligible now, but just you wait...you probably won't be able to get a word in edgewise in a few months.Sweet,sweet kiddos!