Every spring, I look forward to starting flower and vegetable seeds with the boys. It usually starts off well enough, and I begin to feel hopeful that this will be the year that the seeds actually grow.
They fill their little pots with dirt.
They plant their seeds. (Usually a tad too deep and sometimes, not at all!)
They water the seeds. They water the seeds quite well.
And when the pots look ready . . .
. . . we cover them up and wait for the seeds to grow.
Sometimes they do (grow)! But, sometimes they don’t. It doesn’t really matter to me in the end, because my children had fun! They got dirty! They showed interest in something other than Batman!
Well, maybe not Batman!
About the time that the 3rd seed packet is being dumped gleefully into the dirt, I let go of my expectations and simply enjoy the process of gardening with my two cool kiddos.
(And I can’t help but smile, knowing that I’ll just plant my garden later.)
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