One day while we were driving along, the boys noticed an unusually giant bird off in the distant brush trees. They really wanted to stop to get a closer look. I knew if we pulled over and got out, it would fly away, but they wanted to try anyway. I pulled over slowly. Noah gently opened the door, and left it open, as he creeped quietly toward the bird.
I was secretly hoping it would stay long enough for him to get a closer look.
It didn’t. With just few steps closer, it took flight, and my heart sank a little. But all was not lost. My boy got out of the car. He tried something that might not work. He took a few steps off the beaten path to explore the unknown. And he turned out just fine. Not only that, he learned a valuable lesson that day.
Exploration won’t kill you and curiosity …