#971: Fruit—His just desserts

Our big gardening weekend consisted of us planting our potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, and tomatoes. And of course, checking on our two pear trees and cherry trees to see that they’re still being fairly protected from the ants.

It’s such a lovely thing, to be able to go into one’s own garden and pick fresh fruit off the tree. Even better is having one’s children run enthusiastically out almost every day from the end of May until the end of August, asking, “Are they ready yet? Can we eat them yet?”

Sure, there are times when they crave a sweet slice of cake or some ice cream. But the best moment is the first time your toddler folds his hands on the table and instead of asking for a cookie, says politely, “I’d like fruit salad for dessert. Did you know that I looooove fruit?” I certainly do know that.