M has been venturing outside without her shoes on this past week.
The first time I asked her why she didn't have shoes on, and she announced "the grass tickles my toes!"
Then, at daycare this week, K asked her why she took her shoes off, and she exclaimed "It just feels good!"
Reminds me of this funny book we've been reading called The King Who Rained by Fred Gwynne. The book is about homophones, words the sound the same but mean different things, and has great pictures to go along with each phrase. One of the pages reads "Mommy says little children always have bear feet." It pictures a little girl with feet like a bear, with fur and claws to boot.
I'm very glad her attitude has changed - she didn't like the feel of the grass as a baby:
M stares suspiciously at this concept of "grass," April 2007
Notice how M keeps her hands raised up so as not to accidentally come in contact with the strange green substance.
I love it!