February 8, 2012


Monday I took the boys for a walk despite the chilly weather, and we were surrounded by ducks when we walked over to the drainage ponds. Obviously the ducks are accustomed to humans--especially those who might have food, so we got a great look at them. Next time we'll take bread, so they can nibble from our hands.
Hamilton kept telling himself and me, "Ducks no bite me; ducks no hurt me." His first few times sounded more like a question, but eventually he could see that indeed the ducks would not bite us.
Once they discovered we offered no food, they lost interest in us. However, Hamilton wanted to walk with the ducks even when they slipped into the water. It took a bit of coaxing to get him back on the sidewalk for the rest of our walk.

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