April is Earth Month

To celebrate the first day of Spring Break I took my boys to Molbak’s to get some veggie starts for our little kitchen garden in the back. It turned out to be a gorgeous day which we deserved after a rainy weekend. Rainy month actually. I could go on backwards, but I’ll just let it rest there. We actually started the day at the park where my youngest took off his training wheels! Both my boys are bi-pedler now I guess. Once we got home we started on the garden:

Step 1. move rocks

Step 2. take off the black cover and
add compost

Step 3. rake out the compost and
plant the veggie starts

Step 4. replace black cover and rocks
and demand to keep the black plastic
things in which the veggies were bought

I don’t get it~ the boys have a ton of toys but they decided to make a united stand against recycling those plant containers. I felt like we were in a debate club, practicing on some monstrously silly topic, except they were dead serious. There was no way I was getting those containers out of their soil-stained hands. One made the Eiffel tower with his, the other made some sort of war ship. You are thinking that means they won the debate, but actually it was a compromise~ I told them they could keep them as long as they stayed outside. After all, if they were inspired to make arts and crafts with them, well, who was I to get in the way of inspiration. I just did not want another thing migrating into the house.


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