Friday, September 26, 2008

Canaan the Lionheart

The boys had guitar lessons today and while they played the two little ones & I played in a shady, grassy area at the side of the building. I was a little concerned because there were several ant hills, but once I knew where they all were I felt pretty good about sitting down and reading a book while the kids played.

Canaan was near a lion statue, checking out the spider webs, when he screamed. It was a guttural scream that told me something was very wrong. I closed the book and laid it on the table in one motion and in a second I was kneeling next to my baby. I was sure he'd been stung by a bee at first, but when I really looked at his face, I realized he'd screamed out of fear.

All I can figure is that he was not seeing the forest for the trees, so to speak. He was checking out the spider webs on the statue and failed to recognize that there was an actual face of a lion under those spider webs. Oh, how it terrified him! I pet the statue, told him it was pretend. Touched the eyes and the tongue as he watched on, cautious to say the very least.

I'm so curious to see what his reaction will be when we see the statue next week!


  1. Awwww...Canaan! Man he's smart to figure that out though!

  2. Those times are tricky, their fear is so real you just want to squeeze them till they feel better but you want to laugh at the sillyness that they suddenly got a fright from something they have been studying intently for 15minutes! Glad he was okay for the ordeal!!! Let us all know how he reacts next week.

  3. Ohhh Canaan, bless your heart! :*) Big ol' scary lion! What quick thinking on your part, Emily. Hope it goes better next week.

  4. poor baby. so cute though. i love comforting my boys when they are terrified of little things!

  5. Ooooh, poor baby!

    Where are the boys taking guitar lessons? I so want to do this with G!