Wednesday, August 20, 2008

in the minds of kids...

Today Maddie and I decided to plant some grass seed so we could watch it grow over the next several weeks. Everything went as expected, we put in some drainage, then some soil, planted the seeds and then covered it with some more soil. Maddie helped every step of the way.
Then came time to water the soil. As I'm sprinkling water into my pot I began to explain that the water is what will make the seed grow into grass. All of a sudden she looked up at me
with a terrified look in her eyes and started to run behind me. Maddie and I are both very afraid of bees. We were outside so I too get up and start looking around for the bee. (A little nervous myself to be honest.)
There was never a bee.
Maddie finally explained to me the source of her fear. When I said that the water is what will make the seed grow into grass she was anticipating the grass to instantly shoot up out of the pot once we watered it! (I'm still chuckling as I type this.)
I love the way kids think.

1 comment:

Karen said...

that is too funny. The things that kids can come up with...