These Kids Can Grow!

Just look at these tomatoes!

Green peppers anyone?

While most everything in the garden is growing gangbusters, our cabbage are not.  None of the seeds we planted germinated, so we had to settle for transplants; a little green, a little red.  Tossed in a couple of cauliflower to boot!

During this process, one boy asked what we were going to do with all this cabbage.  I replied, “Why make coleslaw, of course!  And sauerkraut!”

Not familiar with the latter, he peered at me with a look of mild shock.  “Sour crap?”

Everyone burst out laughing. 

I suppressed a chuckle.   Kids.  “No,” I assured him.  “Not sour crap.  Sauerkraut.”

He drew a blank.  “What is that?”

“A German delicacy.”

“It’s really good,” chimed in another student.

“It’s my favorite!” added yet another.

Doubting the veracity of their words, but apparently none too concerned, he shook his head and returned to the task at hand. 

And so it goes with kids.  Try new things, take it in stride… 

We can all learn something out here in the garden of life!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Alex
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 18:32:57

    I love how you talked about the “boy” who said sour crap… hehehehhehehe

    Reply

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