Gardening with boys
Most of the posts I've read regarding gardening with kids has been about girls. Though I would have loved to have had a little fairy princess of my own, I have two wonderful and extremely rambunctious boys. Sam is 4. Liam is 2. Neither one has a gardening bone in thier bodies.
What they do have is a pension for distruction.
Being that thier favorite sport is baseball and soccer I'm constantly saying, "Please don't hit the dog!", "Stop walking on the plants!", "Who just annhilated my new fairy statue?" Boys!!!
I think I have had to take their baseball bats (albeit they be little and made of plastic) away from them every single day for hitting anything but the balls they were intended for. How to get them interested in mommy's garden?
I created a small bed for them to plant seeds in. We planted a whole bunch of Black-Eyed Susans (none of come up). Maybe it's the age but as soon as we no longer needed the shovels (yet another item to hit with) the interest in planting seeds was over.
Anybody have this kind of trouble with thier sons? How did you get them interested in gardening?