My son is so excited his tomato plants have grown from little tiny plants, to the stage of growing tomatoes. We are growing them in his old water play table, as I like to recycle stuff.
Every day we go outside and check them out to see how they are doing and water them. My son loves this and he is so excited we will be able to eat them soon.
I read gardening and growing fruit and veg helps young children learn patience, how waiting for things is okay and necessary, as acceptance of delayed gratification is a necessary part of emotional development. As well as a whole other heap of positive reasons why growing food, is good for them to be involved in.
I try to do as much as I can with my children. I have days where I am so exhausted I don’t do as much as I should, but I try.
I fake being happy around my children frequently. Because they deserve to have a mum who makes an effort to do what is best for them and put their emotional needs as a priority.
I love my children and so I make that continual effort.
So every day, I act really excited about my sons tomatoes, because they are exciting and fun to him.