Rose, like some young child with a developing curiosity, takes immense pleasure in life's seemingly minuscule things!! I love it!! Example: I can emerge from our garage carrying a package of bright orange baby carrots, and she acts as though I'm holding some juicy steak!! My mongrel dances. Then Rose gives me deep brown pleading eyes that are nearly impossible to resist!! As if she is telepathically begging: Gimme a carrot, Mama!! Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme!! And I smile. Why? Because I love my little girl!! Then, Rose is allowed a baby carrot, of course!! Our backyard lawn has needed mowed. However, with this wet and rainy Spring season we've experienced, its wavy green strands have grown freely!! What do you do? One cannot control the weather!! And, around here, when you are not mowing, something else pops up their cheery little yellow heads: Dandelions!! Lots and lots of them!! Yep!! Our backyard right now looks like a wild field of both yellow and white seed heads!! It is beautiful. Flawed. But beautiful. I love blowing on dandelions' fluffy seed heads!! Doing so is like passing through time, and suddenly I am no longer an adult. Nope!! I am a little girl again, with short limbs, bangs, pigtails, and zero worries in this world!! The other day, I was blowing on one. Rose, standing nearby, took immediate notice. I blew, and wispy seeds descended down like delicate snowflakes from the heavens. Rose's floppy ears perked. Her forehead furrowed. And she watched with the curiosity of a small child, as I replanted yet more dandelions into our grass!! I bent down and picked another. Rose's ears perked at the hollow sound of its watery stem being pulled from Earth's grounds. Her forehead furrowed. I blew on its seed head like birthday candles on a cake. Rose watched, her curiosity unwavering. It was adorable.... I did not want to stop!! Rose truly does enjoy the small things that are life's simple pleasures!! She is a good teacher. For Rose reminds me every day in this fast-paced society that we are stuck in to do the same.