Gardening with a five-year-old is fun.
Last evening Hayden helped me plant some hostas that we brought back with us from Maryland on Sunday. He wanted to use the “little shovel” (otherwise known as a trowel!) while I used the big shovel, but mostly he just had fun finding lots of worms.
Afterwards, while I was filling up the watering can so we could water the basil and tomato plants, he told me, “I’m gonna go see if there are any tomatoes or basil.” Oh man. I didn’t think basil was something we had to look and hope for! But to remove all doubt about whether there’s any basil, I’ve now added a little chalkboard garden stake that the kids gave me for Mother’s Day.
The basil is good, but I can’t wait until Hayden checks for tomatoes… and finds some!