October 24, 2008

Fee Fi Fo Fum

A few weeks ago, Jack came home from preschool with a bean planted in a styrofoam cup. (You know the one I'm talking about.) Jack was thrilled! He put it on the window sill and watered it faithfully.

Over the next couple of weeks, he watched with delight as a tiny green plant appeared, and then got bigger, and bigger, and taller, and taller.

One day, it occurred to us how funny this was.... Jack's Beanstalk.
As usually happens, I expected the thing to finally die.... a plant can't live forever in a cup, you know. It didn't die. It has been thriving. Well, I finally decided it was time to plant the thing outside.

So, since it's the prime growing season in our part of the country, I decided to plant some other things to go along side it.... so it wouldn't get lonely. Jack was a good helper.
I hope to add some carrots, spinach, peas, and beets, but for now we have lettuce and tomatoes, plus basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, curly parsley, and Italian parsley... and, of course, a bean plant. I have no idea what kind of bean. We shall see.

But I'm pretty sure it won't get tall enough for Jack to climb it.


  1. Or maybe it will!

  2. That is super charming. I love it!

  3. What a great mom you are to plant his little bean rather than toss it (been there, done that). You must take a pic of him next to "his" beanstalk. So funny! (even at 5 am)

  4. I came across your blog looking for some word on Nie. Your stories are touching! Thanks for sharing.

  5. tammy1:37 PM

    Too cute about Jack and his beanstalk. Where you find the time for everything is beyond me! I miss the Arizona growing season...

  6. Wow, and we just had to pick all our green tomatoes 'cause it's starting to freeze at night!

    I love that it took a few days to make the "Jack and the Beanstalk" connection! ;) Very cool!

  7. Just found your blog for the first time. What a good Mommy you are. My kiddos love the grass in a cup man. :).


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