My kids(my grandchildren) love getting dirty. Its a natural habit of theirs. I taught them to garden with an ulterior motive. You see ever since I took charge of them they were very fussy eaters. They had had some traumas before I leading up to the descision of coming to live with me. I took them outside to the park every day. I was’nt really sure how to handle this new situation. It saved my sanity as well as the kids. i already had quite a nice roomy garden, so it was no hardship incorporating two boxes for the children to cultivate.
firsrt of all i showed them how to transfer the earth from the bag of compost into the wheel barrow and into the box. I enjoyed watching them so much that this was my treatment for my anxiety.
They love to mess with earth and water making beautiful mud pies as i did when i was achild.
Reading this post brought back those memories of the ealier times!