Who ever heard of Plantology?

Licensed Plantologists

It amazes me sometimes how Jessica (9) will fight all day long with Levi (6) but at the same time can play so well with Judah (4).  You would think that she would prefer to play with someone closer to her own age.  Not so!  After endless days of observing these two, I have reached conclusion as to why they are so compatible. Judah thinks Jessica is so awesome that he will do what ever the bossy older sister tells him to. She can dress him up and tell him what to do or say and he will happily oblige.  A few days ago she marched him into the living room where I was and together they informed me that they were “Licensed Plantologists” and set forth trying convince me to let them go outside in this get-up to “catalog” the plants in our yard.  After some pretty heavy persuasion I finally agreed and for the next two hours they dug, planted, sorted, piled and plucked everything that resembled plant life.  Some may argue that there is no such thing as “plantology” and these two children were just wasting their time.  Personally, I like to think that inspiring their little imaginations is just as educational as studying a book on botany.  Who said learning can’t be fun?!



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3 Responses to Who ever heard of Plantology?

  1. Lizzie February 6, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    ” Personally, I like to think that inspiring their little imaginations is just as educational as studying a book on botany.” I had to chuckle when I read this. Someone once told me “It doesn’t matter how much your children KNOW, it matters how much they CARE.” This has been one of the most freeing thoughts I have encountered as an educator. I would venture to say that your little ones learned much more from their expedition around their yard than they ever would have learned from a textbook, because it was something they cared about. I have thoroughly enjoyed perusing your blog, your family sounds delightful. 🙂

  2. Kimmi February 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I think they are fascinating! Their imaginations remind me so much of mine at that age. I think this is what makes a truly educated mind. The power to use the brain beyond the norm, to go seek out that which has not been thought of before. You’re doing a fantastic job, little cousin. Your children are incredible. <3

  3. pam wells April 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    ology is the study off. if you are a radiologist you study an xray and report your findings.Plantology is a study of plants, simple as that. Keep up the good work Jess and Judah

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