Monday, April 26, 2010
In celebration of Earth Day, Bob and I bought some hydrangeas to plant on the sunny side of the house by the driveway. As we unloaded them from the car, he asked me where we'd be planting them.
"I thought we could put the big one right here."
"But Mama, there's already a bush there."
"I thought we could take that out."
"It's weird and sort of homely and I thought the big flower plant would look better."
"You need to leave it. Please."
"It won't be that hard to pull up."
"The bush says it's been there a long time and it really wants to stay there. It's begging."
"The bush is begging?"
"Yes. It's happy there."
"Do all the plants talk to you?"
"All the time."
"Really? What do they say?"
"Everything. Just like us."
In honor of Earth Day and my son's apparent relationship with vegetation, the bush stayed put. Obviously.