Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Strawberries Again

A few days after our first strawberry patch trip I went back again with just Frog and Fish.  We had such a fun time!  Taking a three year old to a berry patch is kind of a gamble, but Frog turned out to be really awesome to pick strawberries with.  He had an eye for the biggest, reddest, roundest berries and those were the only ones he would pick. 

If a strawberry was not ripe yet, he would say it was "getting to be a strawberry." 

"That one's a strawberry and that one's getting to be a strawberry." 

I've been pondering that for a few days now.  It's kind of profound.  For those of us who are striving to become something, it puts a different spin on it to say we're "getting to be" that.  "It's not ripe yet" versus "getting to be a strawberry."  It's another way of looking at people around us, maybe people who are struggling or aren't ready yet for the next step in whatever progression (homeschool, running, spiritual progression, whatever.)  We may all be a little unripe still, but with some sunshine, some rain, and some time, we can all get to be strawberries. 

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