I think I may be a little obsessed with gardening. The title of this one comes from an online conversation with my lovely sister. We were discussing how the kids were all into earning pocket money and the huge rate of inflation that this task would earn compared to when we were kids. My lovely sister suggested we let the kids keep any money they found while cleaning the car, however in this digital age, we very rarely use cash and so the poor kids would end up doing it for free. She suggested we plant some money.
I went off on a huge tangent about how I could get them to sow a coin in a plant pot and then secretly replace it with a tree, to teach them about the value of money, waiting for what you want and then finding out that no, money doesn’t actually grow on trees. I toyed with the idea of attaching more money to the tree once it grew, but to have a decent enough effect I’d have to spend quite a bit of money. My mind fluttered about the place for a while trying to figure out how to make this work, and if in fact I should, as it seemed a bit mean – especially the bit when they lose their initial investment – the seed money.
Then it dawned on me what my lovely sister meant. She meant ‘plant’ as in ‘put’ money in the car for the kids to find as they clean it, not ‘plant’ as in ‘grow.’ Which prompted her to say: “Mmmm gardening is your language ….” To which I replied: “Yup”
Come again soon – a day without gardening makes me quite stir crazy…. I must garden….
Sarah the Gardener : o )