Daniel loves going outside and exploring our yard, and while he loves leaves and pine cones, he especially loves flowers. He isn’t content to just admire them in the pot or in the ground, he must pick them. As soon as we go outside, he runs to one and says happily, “pick fower.”
While I’m glad he loves nature and flowers, it sure does wreak havoc with my attempts to beautify our porch and yard! In attempt to reach a compromise (because yes, negotiating with a 2-year-old makes perfect sense), we bought him a purple mum of his own over the weekend. Purple is his favorite color, and we hope that if we told him he could pick all he wanted from it, he might leave the other flowers alone. J dubbed it the “sacrificial mum.”
As you can see, our strategy is not working 100%.
He also loves pumpkins and tries to carry them no matter how big they are.
Flowers come and go, but the joy on my little boy’s face when he’s playing with them is worth it.