Three seeds, two experiments, lots of growth. Way back in the middle of the summer, the kids and I planted yellow squash, marigold and bean seeds in egg shells and egg cartons. We also tried a bean experiment to see which way the bean sprouts would grow. Both experiments were fun and after the sprouts started growing we planted them in the garden.
After that we mostly just watched them grow,
Of course we watered them and added compost once in a while, but there was a lot of just watching. Watching and being amazed at how beautiful they are,
how tall they got,
how fast they grew from tiny to huge,
how clever they are.
It reminds me of my kids, obviously I water them and feed them (hmmm, maybe Jasper would eat compost?)
I try as hard as I can every day to nurture them and not get frustrated. I fail often. I hope for sunny days to soak up the warmth and rainy ones to splash in puddles, a good balance of both. But a lot of the time, I'm just watching.
Watching them grow.
We sent Lily off to kindergarten this month and I'm amazed for all of these reasons.
How fast she's growing,
how beautiful she is,
how fragile yet resilient,
and how hard and amazing at the same time it is for me to just let her go (grow!)