That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.- Walt Disney
I asked in surprise, "You did not come inside because of the hawks, did you?"
With concern, all three looked at me.
Finally, my son spoke up and said,"but mom, they were circling us!"
I asked, "What do you think they will do to you?"
My son and his cousin, imitated with their hands, hawk claws, grabbing at their arms and said,"They could carry us away!"
I told them, "No way!"
...and my nephew pipped up,"But there were three!"
Again, I reassured them and they were on their way...although a bit hesitantly.
One neat little fact about where we live, is that our lake is in the migratory path of various birds returning to their northern nesting grounds. For the past month, our days have been filled with sightings of a variety of ducks and hawks that we usually do not see the other parts of the year. So the boys had not been accustomed to seeing that many large hawks in the area. (hmm...but maybe too many fairy tales for you three...)