Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Digging in the Dirt

Yesterday was one of those days when I really doubted if I actually could homeschool my children. Everything seemed to go wrong. No one could remember anything they'd done last week. Somehow, we managed to get through it. Then I decided we'd take a break. It's not even officially spring yet and the weather is gorgeous here in the south. The sun is shining, it's about 70 degrees and the azaleas are blooming like crazy. I thought it was time for us girls to get out and dig in the dirt!
We made a trip to the store and bought all kinds of plants-heather, petunias, caladiums, etc. Then we came home and prepared our bed. I planted the bigger plants, then I let Mary and Grace decide where to plant the smaller ones. Emma just dug wherever she wanted to! LOL! Finally we finished the bed and even 2 hanging baskets-one with petunias and one (inside) with succulents.
It felt so good to just dig and plant and dream of how pretty it will be in a few weeks. We were all in much better spirits when we finished. I think we need to take more days off to just dig in the dirt!


mom2aejsk said...

How fun! Sometimes you need a good "dirt-digging" day. I can't wait to start doing that.

Christina said...

Sounds like you are a wonderful homeschooling mommy to me! What a great way to spend a beautiful day and aren't these the things your girls will remember from childhood?