i want to believe

Meet little w’s newest obsession:

Smalfut

Firetrucks and planets and even (just briefly, I’m afraid) Dr. Seuss have been shoved aside, and we have jumped headfirst into Bigfoot and “his cousins” as little w. refers to Sasquatch, Yeti, Abominable Snowman and so on. After patiently waiting for the HVAC guy to come and deem our heating system trustworthy for the fall (and what a hilarious! joke he made of us needing a new system after purchasing one from him last year), we finally made it to the Durham Public Library to check out both of the Bigfoot books that they had there.

I am loving this new obsession.  When I was getting my certification to teach middle school at Appalachian State, a professor mentioned that one of the few subjects that all kids could easily get into was “the unexplained”–the Bermuda Triangle, UFOs, Bigfoot.  Based on how my offspring is lapping up tales of the smelly Sasquatch, I’d have to say it’s true.

Little w. doesn’t get the fact/fiction debate going on with these stories yet but accepts them all as gospel truth, and I like that.  We need some good stories in our lives, some uncertainty, some wonder that we don’t have it all figured out yet and that there are still, somewhere far, far away surprises to be had.

If it came down to it, you can find me in the camp of “I Want to Believe.”

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