Stupid Lauren

April 12, 2007

Journal, Lauren

My preschoolers are studying plants and seeds right now. This year I was perfectly up front with them and said, “Mrs. Sommerer is no good at growing plants. We’re going to plant seeds today, and every other year we’ve done this they sprout…and then they die. It is up to you guys to remind me to water them.” (They are delighted now to point out my shortcomings. “You’re no good at plants, huh? Is Mr. Sommerer?” “Nope.”) I even told them about Mr. Royuk who comes to our house every summer to take care of the plants.

Anyway, I’m really putting in the effort this year. We’ve soaked seeds and opened them to see the (doomed) baby plants inside, and children have been bringing seeds, plants and flowers to look at. Today I even went to a nursery in Lincoln to get some interesting plants. Brad’s always showing me Lemon Verbena and some chocolate-smelling plant that you can rub on your hands and then want to eat your fingers. It’s too early in the season for those, but I picked up a rosemary plant and an apple mint plant.

I also bought a teeny-tiny cactus. Being a preserver of the earth’s resources, I told the checkout lady, ‘No bag for me, please”. I put in a great spot in the truck where it couldn’t tip over.


Idiot! How am I going to get that out???

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Stupid Lauren”

  1. christina Said on:

    Silly Lauren, you’re going to ask Lloyd to do it!


  2. Peggy Said on:

    You’re gonna leave it right where it is! It looks very cozy & happy … it was made for this spot. And won’t Brad be jealous that you have a truck plant!


  3. Michele Said on:

    I’ve never had a cactus in my cupholders before. Can’t help you with the extraction. Sorry.
    Let’s see what I have in mine … I see a lacrosse ball, used tissues, McDonald’s straw papers, a few of those little black thingys from the turf field at school, a Halls wrapper, … hmmmm, no cups!


  4. Lloyd Said on:

    I’m going with this:
    1) Put a cat in the car
    2) Cat hits cactus with paw and flings cactus out of holder
    3) Clean up cat blood


  5. Brad Said on:

    If you turn a cactus on it’s back and stroke it’s belly, it will retract it’s spines. Then you can handle it safely. Alternately, pick it up with tongs from your kitchen.

    I’m proud of you for trying something with plants. You are on the right track telling kids to remind you to water. Lack of water is the number one killer of houseplants. Good luck.


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