They have become fascinated with worms and snails. Zee likes the green worms, and Ace thinks the purple worms must be magical. All the snails in our garden are now living in one shady spot "so they can with friends and not die in the sun." Ace also informed me, "Snails have eyes on the top of their antennae. I learned that from the Turbo movie."
"Um, let's google it and find out." This is my typical answer when I don't know something. I put the mango pit on a plate and started slicing an avocado.
"Mom, did you look it up yet?"
"Um, no. Slicing an avocado here."
"Well, just use your phone. It's right there."
Yep, I'm raising a digital kid. Waiting impatiently for me to do very important mango planting research, she notices the avocado pit sitting in the unused half of the fruit. "Can we plant an avocado tree too? Let's google it." I vaguely remember a friend with older kids growing an avocado plant from a pit, so start thinking during the so-loud-Ace-covers-her-ears blending phase of the smoothie that this could turn into a cool science project for us, at least with the avocado. I finish the smoothie and do in fact use my phone to google can I plant a mango pit and can I plant an avocado pit.
We found the following sites with videos and photos that helped Ace be able to understand the entire process and do most of the prep work for both the mango and avocado pre-planting:
Mango directions: http://m.wikihow.com/Plant-a-Mango-Seed
Avocado directions: http://m.wikihow.com/Plant-an-Avocado-Tree
© Erin Croley
Check out the update to this post: What the Husk?