Wednesday, October 2, 2013

spring garden

Toddlers don't distinguish between 'work' and 'play' - they just 'do'. And that's lovely! 'Doing' anything is fun and interesting. He wants to do whatever we're doing, with no thought that there could possibly be anything that he shouldn't do, or shouldn't want to do. There's a lovely song by Holly Throsby called, "Can I do that, too?" which sums it up perfectly! In this photo, I had a few seedlings to plant, and he climbed into the garden to help. He has spent enough time watching/mimicking and helping in the garden that, every day, he now potters around, independently, watering, sweeping, looking after chickens, weeding (not always helpful/discerning!), digging...


 As spring arrives, the garden is just looking so delicious!