Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Family, Humor, Memories, Mothering, Mothers and Sons, Projects, Questions, Summer, Teenager, Teenagers | Posted on 20-07-2015
Tags: garden, mothering, quality time, questions, sons
I get asked all kinds of questions around here.
It sure keeps things fun and surprising.
One of my sons asked me, “Would you rather get slapped in the face with a horse penis or jump in a swimming pool full of pee?”
Good question! But it didn’t really surprise me.
Then the other day, my other son asked me, “Do you want to plant a vegetable garden with me?”
How sweet is that?!
Now, this question totally surprised me. I mean, he’s a teenager and I’m sorta not cool.
How could I pass up this opportunity to spend quality time together? Planting a garden, no less. Nurturing and watching seeds grow–the perfect metaphor for life.
The answer is: I could not.
We immediately Googled what to plant in July. Lettuce, spinach, carrots, and radishes appeared to be fine crops for planting this late in the season. We were off to buy seeds. No time to spare!
Together, we tilled the soil, planted the seeds (some were the size of a pencil tip), tucked them in, and watered. We take turns watering and are looking forward to seeing the baby shoots peek out. We talk daily about “our” garden. Stay tuned for our bountiful harvest…in late November!
Oh and as for the other question? Slapped in the face by a horse penis.