our own little plants

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My dad decided to introduce the boys to a little gardening…he got them little flower pots and some mud. Then they filled the pots up and planted a few seeds (methi – fenugreek). He made a makeshift watering can by making a few small holes in the lid of a plastic soda bottle and filling it with water that they could squirt out by inverting it. Dad also explained to his grandsons that they would need to carefully water the plants every day.

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Today is day 2 and the boys have been good about watering this morning. It will be fun to watch them as they see the seeds sprout roots and shoots! 

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Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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  1. The boys were so excited this morning to see the shoots! all the seeds have sprouted and the shoots have a pair of tiny little leaves on top. We also spoke about the shoots growing towards the sunlight…you see, last night while Sid was busy admiring his pot he knocked over one pot. I did not realize this at night but in the morning when we went to check on the seeds, we saw that one pot was lying horizontal…and that the shoots were all growing at a strange angle. So i tried telling the boys about how plants grow towards the sun and since this pot was lying on its side, the plants had to grow at that angle in order to move towards the sunlight. They listened most attentively but i don’t know what they took away because when i asked SId later to tell his dad what was in the pot he promptly said “potty”… and grinned!

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