Thursday, June 3, 2010
In The Garden
Yesterday the first grades in my school presented their Frog and Toad plays based on Arnold Lobel's stories "Frog and Toad." My favorite is In the Garden where Frog plants some seeds in the ground and then worries endlessly about when they will grow. He yells at them, sings them a song and reads them a story all in an attempt to make them grow. Little does he know that seeds grow in their time not his. I love this story because I once felt that way about gardening. Afraid my plants wouldn't grow, fearful I'd forget where I planted them, etc., etc.