She spent last week at school designing her garden. On Friday she brought home her list of what she needed to find in order to create and fulfill the design . It consisted of:
- little box for playhouse and shed
- little box for table and chairs
- flower seeds
Of course, despite a whole weekend at home, it is only on Monday morning that we do anything about this, so at some ungodly hour I am dashing around finding small boxes (how big is a miniature garden?) to provide all the hard landscaping for her masterpiece. The only horticultural bit - the flower seeds - we fail on completely: I had thought of raiding the pantry for sunflower or poppy seeds, but was a bit concerned that she actually wants these flowers to grow.
At breakfast, I'm thinking about what I can pull together for her and it strikes me that there are empty toilet rolls in the bathroom. Can these be transformed into garden shed? Probably not, but then I hit on an idea.
"Would you like a totem pole in your garden?" I ask.
Shaking her head she responds, "Because I don't have a pond."
No - I don't get it either.