Well hows that for a weird title? I will explain...
I've been very keen to move on to our new house but last week I was reminded to live and appreciate the now.The reminder came from a morning that ebbed and flowed and seemed just like the kind of morning I would have been dreaming of as I put all that work into creating this veggie patch from the bare earth I started off with.
There have been many days just like it in recent times but I guess it takes the right mood to sit back and realize what I have in front of me.
My original goal for my self was to have a beautiful and productive veggie patch full of flowers and beauty. My goal for it as a day care space was to have places for them to dig, enough flowers for them pick as they please, and just generally a space for them to loose themselves in imaginative play. It occurred to me that its almost embarrassing how few toys we had out in the garden, and I call this a day care! Just the sandpit buckets and spades at the moment, that's it. I've been getting in the habit of helping the children put the toys in our shed each afternoon to stop them fading and getting so worn out. Well at the rate were going the toys will sure last a long while, Id forgotten to get any toys out all week and none of the children reminded me.
What were they doing instead?
they plant a lot of seeds. When we eat bread with seeds they collect the seeds to plant. They collect the seeds from fruit and veg and find various seed pods on our walks
This morning I took the little girls for a big long walk and we ended up at the boat ramp.
I took their pants off and let them paddle in the water in their nappies and t shirts. For two 2 year olds who have been confined in pants and shoes all winter long, it was pretty much heaven. They found some mud to squish between their toes and fall over in- even better! They were so incredibly excited that a boat came in. Better yet the fisher men said hi to them and showed them a fish. Sometimes the spontaneous days are the most fun