We ask kids to share their views. Sometimes they write them out for us, sometimes we have to listen up!
The first Kid's View relevant today, comes thanks to Deity: You might think an ornament made of acorn tops and locust seed pods is just the thing but a kid should be allowed to see and choose for herself.
For instance, we enjoy making holiday ornaments from things collected from a garden. With a feather, a seed pod or nut, bits of twig, some craft store doo-dads and a glue gun we've tapped into the garden's own well of creativity many times. We invite our young friends to join us in the fun, which has given us merry memories to go with the whimsies for our ornament collection. We can assemble all the bits of this and that we like, yet if Deity takes a fancy to snail shells, then they belong in the collection. It's then our duty as garden oracle to tell stories to enhance their value: Did you know snails can crawl 80 feet a day, and they can follow each others' slime trails to good food?!
The second perspective isn't news to us but we who love to turn lawn into garden do need continual reminders. Nate and Sarah brought the message this time: We kids need lawn! We need it for running, for wrestling, and for building forts without being shooed off this plant or the other.