Ari and I were sitting outside talking about his upcoming half birthday.
“Can we have cupcakes after lunch and after dinner?” he asked.
“We’re just going to celebrate with cupcakes after dinner on your half birthday.”
“Can we go apple picking like we did on my birthday?” Ari asked.
“Apples aren’t in season,” I replied.
“But I liked picking apples on my birthday. What can we pick?” he wondered.
“There’s nothing to pick,” I responded. “Nothing is really growing yet.”
Ari looked at me with big eyes. “Nothing?!!?”
“Not yet. Soon, but not in time for your half birthday.”
“What about bars? Can we pick bars?”
I burst out laughing. “Granola bars don’t grow on trees, silly.”
He smiled, knowingly. “Can we eat bars then?”
I suppose granola bars would be better than cupcakes for the morning part of his half birthday…
16 thoughts on “There’s Nothing to Pick #SOL21”
Oh, the things we wish grew on trees, right? I wonder if he can find things that are growing on his half-birthday, even if there isn’t anything to pick.
Unfortunately, there was nothing to pick so I had to make him a granola bar tree!
I think you should do the granola bar tree! I can even imagine an old branch, stuck in some play dough in your kitchen with granola bars for all attached…and maybe an apple or two as well. Post it on Pinterest and you can be famous!
I made one today and I’ve gotta tell you, the kitchen twine I used would have me laughed off of Pinterest!
So cute and so nice when such simple things satisfy kids!
Wait till you see how it turned out…
First I’d like to answer your question from TWT link: I have never heard of a granola bar tree. I can imagine one though. I never thought that candy trees existed either and then my daughter received one for her birthday. It “grew” in a flower pot.
It was fun to read the dialogue. Ari knows what has brought hi joy before and I am sure he will get to do something joyful on his half-birthday too.
Just wait… a granola bar tree bloomed in our backyard today. :O
I’d be all for a candy tree!
When did half birthdays become a thing? I am seeing more and more celebrations of them. Have fun hanging granola bars from trees. I like Ari’s thought process!
We’ve been celebrating half birthdays here prior to Ari’s arrival. Nowadays, I’m all for anything we can celebrate!
I like the way he thinks! I am now in love with British Flap Jacks. They are gluten free! (https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/british-flapjacks-357510) I’m afraid they don’t grow on trees though.
This sounds incredible! Do you use golden syrup or do you sub something else for it?
I love this story, and I love the fact that you celebrate half-birthdays! Such fun! 🙂 ~JudyK
It’s a fun tradition. (My son wanted to know where his present was today. I told him it wasn’t that kind of birthday. He was less than impressed.)