The root children were underground bustling about fixing their evening meal of dandelion soup, grass salad, and mushroom cookies. One root child was late and he came running down the tunnel with some exciting news. "Everyone, everyone! Listen to this! The little girl and her mama planted seeds today! Flowers and herbs and peas and lettuce. We must help them grow!"
All the root children clapped and shouted "hooray!" for they loved spring, and they adored helping the seeds grow. They made a plan to water the seeds first thing in the morning. They also give the seeds a hug, which the seeds love so much that it makes them grow faster. And when the seeds start to sprout, the root children dip into their magic seed dust to sprinkle on the seeds. The magic seed dust makes the plants strong and healthy.
So the very next morning they did just that. All the root children went to work watering and hugging the seeds. Some even told the seeds stories about the sun and blue skies, which made the seeds so anxious to sprout that they started growing faster and faster.
When the flowers and vegetables came up extra early, the little girl and her mama were quite surprised! The little girl didn't know how seeds could grow so fast, but her mama knew that the root children had helped. The little girl wanted to thank the root children for all their hard work, so she asked her mama what they could do for them. Her mama told her what the root children love, so they set to work collecting yummy things to leave the root children :: dandelions for dandelion soup, apple tree blossoms for their tea, a lily pad to use for their bath tub, and even a strawberry from the little girl's lunch. They set all these lovely things on a beautiful plate in the flower garden for the root children to find the very next morning.
The root children absolutely loved their surprises! They were so overjoyed that the littlest root child ran back to her bunk to find a special treasure; it was the teeniest, tiniest heart shaped rock that a beetle had given her on her first birthday. She ran back to the garden and placed the tiny rock on the plate. The little girl came out the next morning and found the tiny heart rock. She was so excited she ran inside to show her mama. She knew the root children had left it for her. She placed it on a windowsill by her bed where she keeps all her special treasures. Every night she would go to sleep looking at her heart rock and thinking about all the help the root children had given her. She already couldn't wait for next spring!!
This was a story I made up tonight for the little one before she fell asleep. Her eyes were closed by the very end and she fell alseep with a smile on her face. I'm pretty sure the root children will be helping out tonight after we planted her special garden with lots of yummy flowers. The peas were planted to grow up the chicken coop fence and we started some other seedlings as well. What a day! I love spring!