A few weeks ago, my friend invited me to a farm in Yokohama to pick some veggies and enjoy them barbeque style. It was the second time for me to visit that farm but the first one to go with kids. Both me and my friend have children now but it only enhanced the experience. Now, I have all the excuses in the world to leap after frogs, catch and release butterflies, run around the rice field and be that little girl who never really grew up. I really enjoy explaining things to my son, showing him how they work and what’s inside. It is so gratifying when he listens to me when I tel him not to kill a bug or tries to mimic me when I show him how to eat corn on a cob. I feel I am doing something right. ^-^ My mom asked me why did I take my 1.5 year old son to a farm where dirt and bugs are everywhere. This is exactly why. Experiencing things first hand instead of hearing about them is what’s going to help my son become more curious and capable. At least I really hope so. ^-^
So we picked beautiful seasonal veggies such as eggplants, giant garlic, cucumbers and tomatoes. Everything taste double yummy in the fresh air but those were particularly good.
In the evening, we went to a nearby forest to watch fireflies. I was carrying my son in my hands. He had his little head on my shoulder singing quietly Twinkle, Twinkle little star every time a firefly lighted up. He won’t remember moments like this but I will always cherish them in my heart. It was one fine day.