Me and Three: Mush-yoom Fun

“Ta-da! Mush-yooms!”

me: Those are amazing!

three: Where these mush-yooms come from?

me: They grow from the mycelium, which is underground. A mushroom is the way they release their spores so that more will grow.

three: Oh. I pick them?

me: Let’s just look at them for now.

three: They so cute! Somebody live in mush-yoom?

me: Maybe somebody tiny, or a bug.

three: A foe-y (fairy) lives in one.

me: Yeah.

three: I pick them?

me: No, we’ll leave them to grow. There’s another one!

three: I pick that one?

me: Let’s leave them for the squirrels.

three: I want to pick one. Right now. You not tell me no pick mush-yoom.

me: Let’s look for more, maybe over here.

three: I pick mush-yoom right now.

me: Do you have to go pee? Are you thirsty?

three: Those mush-yooms are so cute and so pretty. I want to pick them. They are treasures for me.

me (picking her up): I think I hear mama calling. Let’s go see…

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

2 thoughts on “Me and Three: Mush-yoom Fun

  • August 16, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Wow. That was cute, funny, touching, and informational, all rolled into one. Great post. (and I liked saying “mush yoom” over and over.

  • August 17, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I use this all the time “I think I hear mama calling. Let’s go see…

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who uses diversion! LOL


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