The oldest muppet is gaining more independence on a daily bases. He is now allowed to play around the compound with his friends only if he comes home and tells me what he is doing and where he is going. All of the children on the compound are on Eid Break this week, the weather is at a nice temperature so everyone is outside!
The other day the oldest muppets asked to go to his friends house just two villa’s down. About an hour later he came in to check in and get Kool-Aid for him and his friend. “We are climbing a tree Mum!” He said his face lit up with joy “It is so much fun!” I was wondering which tree they were climbing since most of the trees in our compound are quite small, but I just handed him the Kool-Aid and told him to have fun and be careful.
I didn’t see him or his friend for another hour and a half so I decided that I should go and see if they needed snack and make sure they were still alive. I walked down the street looking in the trees as I past. I heard giggling coming from one of the tall trees. Up in the branches sat two boys laughing and talking, it took them a few moments to notice me. I asked them if they wanted to come down for lunch or have a snack, the both replied quickly that they were not hungry and wanted to stay up in the tree all day long. I could not figure out what was so great about sitting up in a tree for hours at a time, but I agreed and told them to come down and get something to eat when they were hungry.
A few hours later I went looking for the oldest muppet, again I found him and his friend in the same tree still smiling and laughing. I walked back to the house with the oldest muppet galloping along beside me. “That was such a great day Mum, I had so much fun in the tree” It was a great day for him, no video games, no toys just two boys and a tree. Doesn’t get much better then that!