|“Mama, you’re totally missing out, these are deee-lish!”|
Recently when Elijah’s speech therapist came over, she came to both boys and I in the avocado trees. She thanked me for letting our kids explore, climb and get dirty.
“Um….you’re welcome?” I laughed.
She told me she goes into a lot of homes where the kids aren’t allowed to go out often, and when they do they can’t get dirty.
“Oh man, well, that’s impossible here, plus I think dirt is good for kids.” (Cute, encouraging older speech therapist, such a sweetie) “They need to explore their world!” she exclaimed.
Finley was so into the leaves I actually tried one as well, it was so gross and tart, way too tough.
“Finley, do you like these so much?” I asked him laughing, not showing him that I was spitting it out.
“Yeah mama, watch, I get more!”
“Oh honey, why not…”
I love his adventurous spirit of trying new things.
And look at all the baby avocados! It looks like we will have a big crop this year, which will be so good. I heard recently that if you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one food, avocado would be the way to go, it provides so many nutrients and healthy fat.