A while ago, I put a seed tray (without drainage holes) on the back garden. We left in to fill when it rains. It's amazing just how many living things have colonized. Lots of wriggling and skating insects. It's lovely for our little one to look at.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
That's such a lovely idea Trisha instead of spending money on toys that hardly get touched. I was looking for a baby gift and went to a big Mothercare but was also wanting a small present for the older child too and was so disappointed at the toy section. I couldn't buy anything!
My daughter was absolutely fascinated by animals. I remember her bringing home a dead bird. When I explained that it wasn't sleeping. She decided that she would keep it anyway as it was so beautiful. It was a blue tit.
I only just managed to convince her that a proper burial was the done thing. I didn't want her to see it rotting away......
That's a really sweet story 6herry. How wonderful childhood is when all these things are new and magical (I don't mean dead birds) and children get so excited about the things you take for granted as an adult e.g Father Christmas
There is a lot to be said for being part of a group, and the support and friendship that is gained from this.