Where you’ll find my kid.

Before I get to far into this post, I wanted to comment on Parker’s hair.  I was hoping that maybe, just maybe 7 would be the magic age during which to grow out the Brave Hero’s hair.  I imagined thick hair cut in the style of cool.  Alas, Parker’s hair still grows straight…out.  Think dandelion.  sigh.

Perhaps 8 will be the magic age. A Mama can dream, right?


It doesn’t matter how many hours Parker may spend outside, the moment after he re-enters our home,  he yearns to be out again.


It doesn’t matter what part of out it is, as long as he can touch the trees, sit in the grass, and fill the space with his joy.

Just like his brothers before him, to be truly happy Parker needs to commune with the freedom that can only truly be felt outside. It’s the mark of a genuine Hodson boy.


So it isn’t surprising to find Parker biding his time at the windows, dreaming of his next grand adventure.


I can’t help but wonder what’s going through his mind? He is listening to the sound of our woodpecker? Dreaming of going down the slide?


Or planning a great escape? I’d better be careful. Once he gets strong enough to lift up that window a smidge more, he may make a get away.


Oh, the places this kid is dreaming of to go..

Where is YOUR kid’s favorite place in all the world to hang out?

PS: Yes. I do indeed realize that my windows need to be washed. I’ll get to them just as soon as I finish the bazillion other cleaning jobs that are on my list.

About Tammy and Parker

Special Needs Blogger, and homeschooling Mom, heavily involved in advocacy for all kids with special needs in Utah.


  1. You’re supposed to clean windows? I thought that was the job of heavy rain…

  2. Cody Craynor says:

    Parker and my son Mikey share this trait. Mikey’s favorite place outside is right next to the dryer exhaust. He likes it so much that I actually had to create a little paver patio to keep him out of the dirt. Mikey is enchanted with the birds, the wind in the trees and the sticks that our curly willow sheds. He’s so at peace outside I actually find myself working in the yard A LOT because it just works for us. It also makes winters kind of difficult.

  3. If you clean those windows, think of the glare you’ll have to put up with. I say, leave ‘em!

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