2 Conversations with a Kindergartener
If you put that flower in the ground, it’ll never grow.
Because it doesn’t have a root ball.
Huh? Oranges? No, not a fruit ball. A root ball. That’s how plants get their nutrients from the soil.
Nutrients are…well, it just won’t grow. Believe me.
No, I’m not a hater. We can go to the plant store and then you can grow some things in the yard.
No, not right now. Maybe next weekend.
Sweetheart, it hurts the plant when you pick the leaves off.
Stop picking the leaves off the plant.
Stop. Stop. STOP picking the leaves off the plant.
Yes, that hole is deep enough.
Those leaves look lovely.
Do I think they’ll grow? Well…we’ll see!
Wait! Stop! That’s a really big branch!
Ok…yes…dig a bigger hole. Very nice.
Well, this isn’t really how you plant things.
Yes, like daddy says, you can’t chop your arm off and grow a new person.
No one would want to chop your arm off.
Don’t worry about it.
Just keep planting.
You’re doing fine.
Yes, maybe they will grow. We’ll see, ok?
Daughter takes me to a fully grown plant that was already growing in the yard.
Look mommy! This completely different plant grew from what I planted yesterday. See? You were wrong. I was right. Don’t tell me what I can’t do. I’m 15 years old and I make my own rules! Well, almost 6 is close enough. I’ll be 15 in well…let me check…well, this year, then one year, then 2 year, then 5 year, then 6 year…wait…this year, then 6 year, then……………..don’t rush me!