I wish I could be a stick!

These days, with spring rains coming on, the storm drains are fuller than usual.  The grates themselves are also more visible, as all remnants of the snow, ice and rotting leaves have subsided.

This is a great time to throw stuff down into them.

Pebbles, acorns and sticks get thrown down into the mix.

Today, on the way to school, my son found a cool stick and pushed it down through the grate.  He jumped up with glee, declaring, "I wish I could be a stick! I could travel all the way to the ocean in that tube."

As we walked towards preschool, he predicted where the stick was as we walked.  I am pretty sure, according to his estimations, that the stick got to preschool before us.