Lately, when I've been out with my kids in nature, I've been paying attention to what they are discovering as well as what I am learning. I figure if I'm trying to care for this earth, I should pay attention to it, too.
Here are some things we learned:
- Lily pads have long tails. (Are they really lily pads if they don't have lilies on them or are they something else?)
- Ponds can be man made.
- Trees and clouds are upside down in the water's reflection.
- If you lean over the dock and your gum falls out of your mouth when you talk, a bunch of fish will rush at it and one will eat it.
- We have no idea what gum does to a fish.
- Fish can jump up out of the water.
- Flat stones skip better than round ones.
- Ripples are what is created when you throw a stone into the water.
- Walking around the pond with your six year old is much better than watching TV in the morning.
How was your weekend? What did you learn?