I would love to think that my son (2.5yrs) is going to develop a passion for needle craft just like his Mummy, but genetics are against me. Now, don't get me wrong, if he shows and interest I will take great pleasure in showing him how to use a sewing machine (afterall, I bet Tom Ford knows his way around a sewing machine) but I'm not holding my breadth.
So I've been thinking of ways other than painting and drawing we can develop his creative side....as summer is here (well kind of in England) we have started gardening.
He's relished this opportunity - maybe a mixture of
- something new
- it's linked to Daddy's work
- its a chance to get dirty
Whatever the reason we have a selection of veg and bedding plants which are receiving the delicate care that only a 2.5 year old can give. They are certainly well watered, but then again so am I when he has hold of the hose and gun like nose!
Who needs a shower when the toddler is in charge of plant watering?
We've planted peas, courgettes, tomatoes and cress seeds which are growing well.
Ok, well tomatoes less so, the may miraculously be replaced for established plants soon.
Lettuce is growing at an enormous rate on the kitchen window, we almost can't eat it quick enough.
A wholesome activity which also produces fresh, cheap food, everyone's a winner.
I'm looking forward to some yummy, fresh, zero food mile food this summer.
Are you growing anything with your little ones?