I almost decided not to write this because the same two boys I'm about to brag about gave me a hard time about doing some weeding and raking for me today, but they deserve a shout out.
Yesterday, my five year old and I spent the morning at the garden center choosing things for our flower beds and our soon to be organic vegetable garden. He is really excited about planning the veggie garden with me. He choose tomatoes and carrots and we also choose some radishes specifically to grow for my mom. He also really wanted to buy zucchini, but I explained to him that zucchini takes up a lot of room, and we are trying to do a small garden so we have a chance of actually being successful. He also picked up basil, parsley, oregano, and lavender.
He was so excited to plant the seeds. We spent an hour before he had to go to kindergarten filling the yogurt containers we had saved all winter with organic potting soil. Then we planted our seeds and put them on a table right in front of the dining room window. It's only been about 24 hours and he keeps checking to see if anything has grown yet.
I'm really excited about our garden. Most of the planting of the garden is going to be done by my five year old and me in the mornings before he goes to kindergarten. The eight year old will be on board to help weed over the summer.
Now on to that eight year old. He is in the Care Club at school which is an environmental club. He and his really good friend entered a design contest for the club's t-shirt. Their design won. Isn't that cool. His artwork is going to be on an environmental t-shirt! When we get the shirts, I'll try to get a picture of it up on the blog.
I'm really proud of my boys. They weren't raised to be green. We just started on this journey together as a family about a year and a half ago. But little by little, they are beginning to make this a part of who they are. It's not just a thing mommy does.