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Thursday, July 08, 2010

It's wick

MDH has been telling Stardust the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.

After a few retellings, we realised that Stardust was more interested in the growing Beanstalk than in Jack and his skyline adventures.  Stardust even disassembled one of his musical instruments and excitedly distributed all the green beans into various receptacles in his room in the hope that one of them would sprout into a giant beanstalk (hooray for me).

So this morning, I decided that it was time to show Stardust how seeds germinate.  Green beans are, incidentally, great for this purpose because they germinate overnight and grow pretty quickly.

I distributed the remainder of the green beans into yoghurt pots with cotton wool at the bottom (Stardust had already thrown the rest out of the window, Jack's Mother style,  before I could say 'killer litter') and Stardust very carefully watered them with a teaspoon.

We put one pot in the kitchen, one in his bedroom and the last one on the dining table.  Stardust will check on them every morning, water them, and take pictures of their progress.

He seems quite excited about the whole thing, and has proclaimed himself the 'Protector of the Beans', making sure that they remain undisturbed by sharks, bears, bees and mosquitoes.

Have a great weekend!

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Anonymous Hamster said...

Not the sharks!! Must protect from the sharks!!

So cute.... :D

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a great weekend too. Have a friend who had child years ago now also wanting to grow Jack beans but instead of yoghurt pots, she made a small plot for him in the garden. For a whole 2 weeks, there was no evidence of a single green shoot much to friend's puzzlement and child's frustration. When child (boy) was questioned as to how sure he was nothing was happening, he said he was very, very, very sure because he dug them up everyday to look!!
Just mind those sharks and bears.


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