August 28, 2008
I suppose a baby's life is a series of firsts and this was his first with dirt, glorious dirt. He played joyously, grabbing a big handful from the pot and throwing it wildly over his shoulder. And then of course he ate it. I cringed, he screwed up his face and then forgot about the taste and continued to dig dig dig.
I was thinking of worms and seeds and soil and then I looked at his little hands so enjoying the texture, the patterns it made on the pavers, the dirty fingernails. And I started to relax and let him play happily, all the while reminding myself that it was the beginning of his love for and with nature.
Eat dirt and boost your immune system...sweet child of mine.