There is one rocking horse at the neighborhood playground, where I take Jude in the afternoons. One horse which often has a line of toddlers waiting for a turn...and toddlers are not the best "waiters!" I've tried to point out to the kids that there are nine, (count them..."nine"), healthy, hearty, rocking cows in the same pen anxious to give them the ride of their lives! But nooooo! Nobody wants a cow ride! Only a horsie ride! I'm sure these cows are perfectly capable of giving a smooth, even rock. But for whatever reason, and it's a challenge to reason with a toddler, the horse remains the playground favorite, every time.
Happy trails to you,
Bubbie and Jude
P.S. How do you reason with your grandchildren?