I thought Madeline was horse crazy, but her affinity for four-legged beasts is lukewarm compared to her little sister’s. We cannot get Rae get off this horse at Nana and Pop’s. At home, she runs up and down our hallway and asks to be called the Black Stallion. She also keeps asking when she can ride a pony again (she had the chance to straddle a trusty steed at a county fair earlier in the fall).
I was a horse crazy youth myself and spent a big chunk of my childhood atop a horse. I never minded mucking out stalls or smelling like hay or manure. So I keep telling (warning!) my husband this may not be just a little girl phase. The child is transfixed when in the presence of a horse – real or imaginary. Although I don’t try to encourage Rae’s zeal for horses (too much), I have to admit I’ve found myself daydreaming once or twice about taking a trail ride alongside my daughter(s).
Do you have any childhood loves that your kids appear to share?