When it comes to gardening, I have what you would call a brown thumb. When the kids and my husband wanted to create a little garden in the backyard years ago, I flat out said that I wanted no part of it because I was afraid that I would kill whatever was planted. My husband and kids decided to go with strawberries, blueberries, and a currant bush. Despite bunnies, weeds, and my brown thumb, the garden has survived the past several years.
The garden space is small, as is the rest of our yard. I never thought much would come out of it, but our berries are thriving again this year. They take up most of the garden space as you can see. The kids love to play near the garden. They love to take their friends in the garden to grab currants. They also like to sneak out there early in the morning when the strawberries are ripe to pick them off the vines as their breakfast. In all the years we have had the strawberries, I have yet to actually get a berry to myself!
While gardening may not be my thing, I am happy that my kids enjoy it. I am happy our little garden is growing. I love to see the pride in my kids when they share their garden with their friends, so I thought that their little garden needed a little friend to invite their pals into their green space. I think this guy might be a good fit!
Sometimes life is not about what makes us happy and what we are good at. Sometimes it’s about what makes others happy. It is how love grows. When I see our garden, I see love. I see the kids’ love of growing something, and I see my love for them to help them do it even though it is not my thing.
Do you have a garden? If so, what do you grow and how do you involve your kids?
*I received the Welcome Bear from Personal Creations as part of a promotion. All opinions are my own