"Isn't telling about something... already something of an invention? Isn't just looking upon this world already something of an invention? ... The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn't that make life a story?" -- "Life of Pi"
Last time we were at my parents', Camden asked my dad to build him a boat. And every time he asked, my dad said he didn't know how. We're here now for part of my summer vacation, and it seems my dad was busy while we were gone... He built Camden a boat!
He had to go to every patch of lily pads and check them out. He really wanted to get out of the boat and sit on the lily pad, but we convinced him that the lily pad wouldn't hold him.
We don't have a life vest for him yet, so my dad waded out in the water and followed after him. Just in case, you know. But as soon as we have a life jacket for him, we'll be able to watch him from the bank and he can paddle all over the pond!