Being a stay at home mom is never as cut and dry as you think it is.
|Journey is learning all about seeds in school, and how they become plants. As a project, they took a bean (I'm not sure what kind of bean; it was large and green), a moist paper towel, and put it in a plastic ziploc baggie, and taped it to the window. They did this for the whole class. Then they made an guess as to if the bean was going to sprout or not. Journey made the prediction that her sprout was not going to grow. The project was taken down from the windows and sent home. I don't know if some parents threw theirs away, or what have you, but I am a pack rat. I hold on to just about everything. So I placed the baggie with the bean sprout that had now successfully sprouted roots, in the kitchen. I left it there for a few days, to see what it would do. I asked Journey if she wanted me to throw it away, to which she replied "No, I want to save it."
This morning when I came downstairs, I decided to look in on our little bean and see if anything had changed. It sure did! It started sprouting! There's a huge stalk, and there are leaves coming out! I was so excited for Journey! I showed her here little plant, then transferred it to a terra-cotta potting plant with some potting soil this morning. I hope to continue growing it for her. I put it right next to the plant that Ryan gave me for Mother's Day in first grade. Yes, I still have it, and yes, it's still alive...but barely. I took it out of it's old dirt and put it in new potting soil to hope to revive it.
Also, my beautiful iris that I got for Mother's Day last year is growing so wonderfully! I have it in a large plastic pot outside, and it's sprouted all it's new beautiful long leaves, and it's growing two flower pods as we speak! I'm very excited for it!