Even better, he kept up his journal and will frequently observe birds from the kitchen table and seek out his journal. This winter we were on vacation and a Mourning Dove made her nest on the hotel balcony. I was shocked when Handsome suddenly ran inside and came back with his bird journal -- he packed his bird journal for our Caribbean vacation!
For the last several days he's been home sick with a cough. He's watched as much t.v. as one can watch and needed an adventure, unfortunately, he's pretty sick and doesn't have a lot of energy. I barely fit him in the cozy coupe that has a long handle and we set off to the local bird sanctuary.
Unfortunately, he discovered a turtle in a trap and was concerned for the turtle. Deeply concerned.
I redirected him to move forward down the wonderful path and he did but, he was clearly still thinking about the poor turtle. I tried to explain about scientists and tracking,etc. but that is far too abstract for a little guy who isn't quite five yet…
Soon he demanded that we return to the turtle and pleaded with me to free him.
Then they invited Handsome to release the turtle back into the water. I was so grateful for this very happy ending!