We share about our experiences or thoughts that we encounter on Mother's Day celebration. Mother's Day rolls around each year as the days start to lengthen and the weather begins to warm up.
For some of us, celebrating Mother's Day means this is a day to come together and bond. Sometimes it comes in a different way such as giving Moms some alone time.
For many of us, Mother's Day is a time to reflect and return gratitude to our Mothers who unconditionally love us. Experiencing that complete and unconditional love of a parent is powerful.
There may be times when unconditional love takes a momentary pause, in the midst of our busy days. However, deep inside we always know your love is around us, like listening for our steady breathing sound while we sleep.
The above simple moment can be can be our profound reminders of the gift of parenthood. And, we know as soon the clock strikes the right times, my parent will be right in front of the door to greet us.
That complete and unconditional love is always there. That is what Mother's Day or Father's Day mean to us, the joy of becoming a mother or a father, raising us and celebrating the wonderful lifetime relationship.
Our relationship with ants is growing through our daily interactions. We learn to notice ants are found almost everywhere. but they are most common in hot areas. The ants' relationships with plants are inevitably beautiful. Plants, with their stems and leaves provide ants with food and shelter, and in return, ants assist them with nutrition and seed dispersal.
We discover some ants are usually brown, red, or black. Through our close observation we understand the body of an ant is divided into three sections: the head, the thorax (midsection), and the abdomen.
When we draw ants we come up with our many thoughts about who they are. We ask ourselves questions to be visible on our drawings such as
Brooks: "My ant has an eye and a mouth".
Felix: "A brother ant".
These few days, when the temperature is rising, more frequent encounters we have with ants around us. We learn to offer a stick for an ant to come closer to us with this question in mind if we put a stick in their path, will it go around it or over it?
Sometimes out of our curiosity we like ants to interact with us. Chasing ants become a fun and enjoyable outdoor moment. Through this learning experience we observe how ants find their way around.
We learn to respect ants after playing a while with them by releasing them back to nature. We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts – William Hazlitt.
In addition to drawing, on another day we choose to work with our collection of pebbles. The learning about the anatomy of an ant this time round involves sticks too to form the legs and antennae which they use to feel, smell, and taste objects.
Based on our interest of what we think ants eat, we choose to offer something sweet like sugar and honey mixed with a little water. We would like to find out if the ants are attracted to within an hour time. Therefore, we allocate our cups along the ants trail.
After our first experiment does not bring an outcome as what we anticipate, we try differently another time. This time we exclude the water. Since we have noticed at the end of the day ants show up in Vivaan's cup, Manpreet asks Yoyo why the ants only come to Vivaan's cup. Yoyo replies, "Maybe Vivaan puts more sugar and honey in it and ants like that!". Definitely a possibility here! Till the next one, happy long weekend everyone!
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