|My daughters from 2009|
- Ages 2 and 4
Their granddaddy commented on how he never would have eaten like that when he was a kid, but this isn't an unusual thing around here. My kids love having grapefruit or oranges in the morning. The oldest isn't keen on bananas but the younger two love them. Grapes, blueberries, pineapples, apples and all kinds of other fruits are all fair game. It's just like candy to them. That's not to say that my kids don't like candy as well. There's plenty of that to go around from Halloween to Easter each year but the fruits and vegetables are not something my kids turn down often.
|Oldest and Youngest from January 2012|
- Ages 6 and 2
|Middle and Youngest from October 2012|
- Ages 4 and 2
The kids have been out there planting seeds in the vegetable garden, planting plants in the ornamental gardens, watering (sometimes themselves more often than the plants), and digging. Playing in the dirt makes for strong children with a healthy love of the garden. The outdoors is where kids need to grow up. Today in this world of constant electronic interaction growing up outdoors seems to be a rarity.
I'm very proud that my kids are weird.