dandelion babies


There’s nothing like a walk around the block with a 4-year-old to remind you that the best fun is free.

Ethan is fascinated with dandelions going to seed, all fluffy white and wool-headed. I explained that each little piece of white fuzz is a parachute for a seed that can make a dandelion baby. So we paraded around the block, picking every dandelion reachable from the sidewalk and blowing the babies to the wind.

I couldn’t help a few guilty glances at the houses we passed–homes whose owners might not be entirely enthused about having their yards freshly sewn with dandelion younglings.

Oh, well. More free fun for them.

(Moving update: Surprise! We’re still waiting to find out. Oi.)

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