Everyday, my boys astound me with the details they observe, marvel at and take in. things that as an adult i just walk past…the very things that the kids exclaim about, stop and stare at.
This morning was a wonderful example of that. I was lounging on the sofa, reading the paper when Sid yelled out: “Look chip moving! chip moving!” Nish put his car aside and went over to see what Sid was saying. I still had my head buried in the paper when Nish came and jabbed at my arm excitedly..”Aai!! chip moving! LOOK!” I peered over the top of the paper at what the boys were looking and and saw that indeed, the pieces of chip were making their way across the floor.
Both boys were squatting on the floor and peering at these moving chips. I sat down next to them and showed them how a group of ants had lifted the large bits of chips and were now transporting them. We carefully followed the trajectory of the ant and the chips and I was amazed to see how easily the ants were moving with it and climbing over uneven surfaces and walls.
After a few minutes of watching Sid suddenly announced that he wanted to brush. Wondering what prompted that? He was worried that the ants would come into his mouth to eat any bits of food that there may be inside!