Pancake showing boy climbing tree

Rose Garden

Mesa Community College has been building an incredible community rose garden at their campus on Southern and Dobson in Mesa.  Our family occasionally  stops there for a brief stroll.  Today Martiros climbed a tree.  Who knew how hard it would be to make a rose out of pancake batter?

A year ago, my son would have been afraid to go to the high limbs of the tree.  Today he was fearless, like some kind of altitude crazed squirrel.  It’s interesting to watch kids calibrate their caution.  First careless, then overly cautious, then careless again.  It’s easier on our nerves not to watch.