My husband has spent the past several days installing a swing set in the yard for our kids. It gave him a chance to use his Bobcat for excavation, which naturally captured the interest of our four-year-old. He wanted the swing set installation to be a surprise, so when our daughter inquired about what he was up to, he told her that he was digging for worms.
Yesterday, I kept the girls out most of the day, and when we came home in the afternoon, the swing set was all set up. My husband met us at the car and carried our four-year-old into the yard while he informed her, “I’ve got a surprise for you.”
She looked up at the new swing set without comment, and then inspected the freshly dug dirt below it and asked with excitement, “Oh goody! Did you find me any worms?”