Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A small service

In kindergarten- the kids learn how to grow seeds and the process by which plants grow. Pucca lovingly tended three sunflower seeds in a little paper cup for a week and half. She was soooo excited! And she couldn't wait to plant them in the backyard.

We found the perfect sunny spot and transplanted the three small sunflowers. She checked on them everyday and watered them regularly. Then one day she came in the house- tears rolling down her cheeks.

The sunflowers had died. The world had ended - her poor heart crushed!

As I tried to keep a straight face, I comforted my little darling. Telling her we would plant more seeds and that everything would be fine.

Her sisters also came to her rescue and held an impromptu funeral service for little Zoey and her friends. Kwynn made a tombstone and Kynna provided sisterly comfort.

It was really funny, sweet and touching in a crazy weird sort of way-and it took every ounce of restraint to remain respectful and not giggle through the service! Our neighbors tried not to stare as they watched us from their sun room.

Needless to say- that seemed to do the trick. And the fact we headed to Ace to buy a small planter and some seeds so she could grow some more. Drama. Drama. Drama. Definitely in abundant supply around here!

1 comment:

Anita Lewandowski Brown said...

from the book, "Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten"...
"...Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really know how or why, but we are all like that. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we."
I think she's right where she needs to be on the learning curve. Her sisters are great to be there for her and not make light of it.