RAISING THEM IN A BARN

Put a kid in an open field and it's guaranteed they'll run. Run, run, run.

 Everett played with this toy snake all day, not letting go of it for a second, and it was the perfect companion out in the tall grass, hissing at everyone who came near.

"Close your eyes and count to ten!" is Everett's favorite directive these days.

I see you!

Apparently, when you live in Texas, you keep a spare kite in the car, just in case you find yourself in an open field on an unusually windy day with a dozen curious preschoolers to entertain.