Monday, May 23, 2011

Instructions to a four year old/Lesson learned

I have several herbs planted throughout my yard.

Under my fig tree, I have some peppermint, spearmint, and some dill. (Three very hearty herbs that could take over an entire planter area.)

Okay, so today we were working under the fig tree and this is a small conversation Brycen and I had,

B: "Ooooooh! I found a worm! I'm gonna squish it!"

M: "Sweetheart, worms are really good for the soil. Maybe you you should put it on the dill plant instead."

B: "Oh. Okay mom, I will."

Two minutes pass, I look over to check on him, and he is still trying to balance the worm on a small limb of the dill plant. He was literally trying to put in ON the plant.

M: "Oh, Brycen, when I said to put it "On" the ploant, I meant to put in on the dirt under the plant. This way it can aerate the soil under the dill plant."

B: "Oh. Okay, I think that would be easier mom."

Lesson learned--I need to be more careful/specific with instructions I give to my little ones. Sometimes, they do EXACTLY what I tell them to.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Our first Graduate

I have been doing a Preschool Coop. with a few other moms throughout this year.

Our year successfully ended yesterday. Our kids have had fun learning the alphabet. They have done everything from make bumble bees and pinatas, planting seeds and watching them grow, making letters out of all kinds of things, to hike the Hurricane Canal and fly to the moon in a homemade spaceship. It has been a fun-filled and eventful year.