Wednesday, December 21, 2005

ALL the animals

Today the oldest's class is decorating a tree on the edge of the woods with food for animals to eat over the winter. They are hanging pine cones rolled in peanut butter then birdseed, they've strung popcorn and berries, and I sent an enormous bag of mixed nuts for them to lay on branches. Other families sent goods as well.

This morning, the oldest asked me to stop at a grocery so he could pick up some peanuts still in the shells for any elephants foraging this winter in North Carolina.

"Elephants?" I asked.

"Elephants are animals, too, Mom."

Including everything; comprehensive.
"all-inclusive." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 21 Dec. 2005.