Our beloved peonies came, conquered, and died. I let them petal-off onto my kitchen table because I just didn’t want their sweet smell to leave my home. I adore peonies. I love them. The sweet nectar. The fragile petals that never end. The curl of the edges on the petals. I dare call them my favorite flower. And if I could do it all over again, I would have carried a white bouquet of peonies, in May, down the aisle.
But, as usual when it comes to beautiful flowers, I digress. I took those poor, gorgeous flower petals to good use for my loves. Water play with flower petals. Very simple, really. And yet, my daughter poked and daintily touched and kicked and adored these petals for an entire afternoon. My son loved them too, but I had to let him play when May was done — which he of course didn’t like, and it probably wasn’t fair, but had he gotten to play with them, they all would have ended up on the grass with an empty baby pool. I have to set limits….
Anyhow, I’ll let the pictures tell the story of this fun and simple and free sensory play idea. My children absolutely love water. More than paint or mud or slime or crafts or coloring. Great. I’ll stick to this. Because it is simple and so, so beautiful.