Big House In the Little Woods

  1. I am letting my kids have a little more space and trust, and trying not to imagine bad guys sneaking into our yard to hurt them.
    (Bad guys can be sneaky.)
  2. We have some woods behind our house that they love exploring together.
  3. I asked my son to spend some time reading.
  4. He asked if he could read after a ramble in the woods with his sister.
  5. He said in his 9-year-old barely-treble voice,
  6. with piercing earnestness in his big brown eyes,
  7. "Mom, I need to breathe in the air near the trees."
    (Wrung my heart right out.)