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Most of my ideas come from either trolling the internet (I LOVE Pinterest!), following my 3 year old's lead or just plain involving my son in whatever it is I happen to be doing at the moment. Today is one of those days in which I I was getting ready to complete a task and decided to involve my son in the process. Actually, I was getting ready to throw these almost dead roses away but decided to make a lesson out of it instead. :)
After giving my little one a tray with a few of the dying roses, he immediately picked them up to smell them and say how pretty they were. We then talked about the stem, petals and how water travels up the stem when the flower is thirsty. I didn't want to go into too many details because 1. I never want him to lose interest because of my incessant rambling (I tend to do that which is why I started a blog.) and 2. because, for the life of me, I couldn't remember what the parts on the inside of the flower were called and I didn't feel like looking it up.
After smelling the flowers for awhile, one of the petals fell off so my little one decided to pull some off himself. He thought this was so fun and began pulling all the petals off of all the roses! Of course, this was fine with me since I was getting ready to throw the flowers away anyway! After awhile he got bored of that activity and walked off to do some other toddlerish (hey! I invented a new word!) thing or another. But, I'm glad he was able to spend a few