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!