Dear Spring – My Toddler Requests Your Presence


It’s the second Saturday in March and outside we have a number of feet of snow. What a great year to move to Chicagoland… Monkey’s cabin fever is multiplying by the day and last night she started to cry when we pulled into the driveway after we popped out to pick up dinner!

During a trip to Target (she was SO happy to be out of the house) we found some Buzzy Seed Kits, Monkey really wanted a large strawberry one, but I thought that a bit too ambitious. I picked a basil greenhouse kit, poppy and daisy kits, and a strawberry kit. Figured it would keep the toddler busy for five minutes and it did!

Monkey has become very interested in doing things that we do. She has seen us in the garden (maybe she remembers, maybe she doesn’t) and has “helped” (ie picked tomatoes and eaten them off the vine).

We used plastic bowls for water and to re-hydrate the potting soil.

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Then Monkey scraped the dirt into little pots.

She helped to sprinkle the seeds into the pots (there is likely more than the recommended number… oh well) and made a good mess in the process.

Now we just have to wish away the snow so the little seeds can be planted outside (if) when they get big and tall.



About Emma BL

In the begining, there was just the two of us, then there were furbabies, and then a baby! We started trying to conceive in Nov 2010, but experienced complications and a miscarriage. Finally in April 2012 we welcomed Monkey and Bear joined in 2015. While preggo and trying to become preggo with Monkey, I often hit the web search for information about what is happening to me and I hope that through sharing my experiences, others gain some knowledge. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the internet. So take all my experiences and advice with a grain of salt! Now that Monkey and Bear are around and we have made the transition to parents... we try to answer the question "is there life after the baby bump?"
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