A couple of observations today from outside the walls of a friend’s house. First, potatoes make a great investment. Planted in the place of grass, they quadruple in the space of a few months. What financial investment could you say that about these days?
Second, it’s a lot easier to get work done while supervising my young son if I do it outdoors rather than indoors. When we’re inside together, he’s almost constantly coming to me, looking for personal attention because he’s bored with his toys. Outside, he doesn’t get bored in the same way. He’ll play in the same place for an hour before moving on to something new, and I don’t need to correct his behavior as much. It’s okay if he throws things around outside.
The open sky above is a great babysitter, and it proves free vitamin D for as long as we use it, without fear of sunburn in these last bright autumn days.