As we were leaving preschool today, Ann pointed out a row of painted projects that were drying in the hallway outside the classroom. They seemed to be little cups full of earth, a popsicle stick, and some beans.
"Mommy," said Ann, "Do you know what's coming up after Lag Ba'Omer?"
"Yes. And we will say thank you for you doing things for us. Like giving us food, or things to eat, or just everything."
"That's very nice, Ann."
"Also, we will give you something. It's a surprise, so I'm not going to tell you that it's a plant! I'll tell you what the surprise is going to be when you open it!"
"I can't wait, Ann!"