You know the old saying... you can buy the most expensive toy in the store for a child and they'll unwrap it and play with the box instead? I'm always interested in the things that can absorb Sophie, many of which fall outside the store-bought-toy category. At a recent trip to the playground at Tecumseh Public School, the rocks that surround the monkey bars held almost as much interest for her as the playground itself. Sure, we did the traditional climbing and sliding... but making big piles of rocks and knocking them over, sending rocks down the slide, and banging rocks on assorted pieces of equipment to see the different sounds they make really ended up being the centrepiece of the trip. The perspective of a child... it reminds us to actually look at the small things around us that we often take for granted.