Out of the Mouths of Babes & Seafood Buffets


I’ve been starting seeds for many years, my daughter-in-law has been enthusiastically enjoying her own seed starting and enjoying chatting about the process with me. A few weeks ago I had given her several Sweet Pea Pods full of seeds….she babysits two other littles, one day as an activity, she gave them the pods to find the seeds. They ended up getting well over 1,000 sweet pea seeds! I’ve heard they really enjoyed the hunting & sorting!

Here’s the setting:

I’m visiting with the two grandbabies – subjects are 5 & 2.89. My daughter-in-law has questions about the Calendula seeds I gave her.

I kneel down to show the kids what we are looking at. There’s lots of chatter, I find a seed and put it in the 5 year-olds hand, saying there’s a baby. The 3 year-old asks “Where’s mommy”. I put a seed hull in his hand, “Here she is” The adorable 3 year-old, leans in and says in the cutest little voice… “hello mommy”. Then the 5 year-old asks, where’s daddy…. I find another hull and place it in her hand – they both lean over… saying in a sing song voice. “hello daddy”. Oh my goodness! So adorable.

I can’t even begin to express the happiness in my heart when these cute little humans place their hand in mine and ask about seeds, about flowers, about the world around us….my heart just bursts with each giggle and each learning opportunity. I’m not going to lie, I’m not looking forward to the coming years that will most likely be filled with some teenage sulking and puberty changes…however, that does not mean that I cannot enjoy the cute little humans for as long as possible! We are looking forward to another little set of hands that will be arriving very soon! More love to go around!

The grands and I did plant some sweet pea seeds Valentine’s Day weekend…that are finally popping up! I sent the picture to the kids — the 3 year-old says.. “aww mine’s a little guy”! That kid is priceless!

I hope your week is getting off to a great start. Today has not gone unnoticed that it would have been my dad’s 75th birthday, but my focus for today is the happiness that fills my heart with my grandbabies. I miss my dad often, but find myself at peace that he is with his maker, he is at ease, and free of pain. Probably cooking up some fabulous sea food buffet for all his friends and family that have been there waiting for him.

Until next time my friends….hugs to you.

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