The newest member of the “family”…
Eli’s been asking for a bamboo plant for a while. Why? I don’t know. He just thinks bamboo is cool.
So when I saw these bamboo plants at IKEA for a couple of bucks, I thought I’d get him one.
He was even more excited about it than I thought he’d be!
He said he was going to name it Bambi and keep it in his room. Then he and his dad looked up all sorts of interesting facts about bamboo, such as it being the fastest growing plant on Earth. Some species have been measured to grow over 4 feet in 24 hours. Of course, Eli was convinced that his plant will do that, too. Ever the young scientist, he measured “her” and asked me to take these pics, to keep track of Bambi’s growth.
A boy and his bamboo — it’s a beautiful thing.
(I don’t have the heart to remind him how most plants don’t live long under my Black Thumb O’Death. However, bamboo sounds almost zombie-like in its ability to survive. So maybe she’ll be OK.)
Kari Apted is a writer and speaker residing in Georgia with her husband, three sons, and an ever-changing menagerie of pets. She writes a humorous weekly parenting column for The Covington News and freelances for various publications.more»