When I found out the WordPress weekly photo challenge theme was “growth”, I glanced at my tomato plants and remembered how much they grew in the first few months after I bought them. Then the giant tomato hornworms, the nasty squirrels and the greedy lizards decided to snack on them. Every day. The squirrels did the most damage, as they bent many of the super tall plants in half, stalling most of the growth. We’re lucky to pick a few tomatoes here and there to snack on, when we had several hundred of them growing in the first place. I really have to find a better squirrel deterrent for next year. If you have any idea, I’m all ears.
The most growth I see at the house is with my boys. My youngest has a bottomless appetite and grows constantly. On the other hand, my six-year old has been a terrible eater at school, snacking on a couple of crackers for lunch on most school days. He’s always been taller than average on his growth chart but I know he should be taller than he is. So my goal this summer has been to feed him at least three healthy meals a day, since he gets to spend lunch with me every day. I think it’s working because he’s definitely grown at least half an inch in July. He’s got his yearly check-up in a few weeks so it will be interesting to compare his height to his latest measurement at the end of June. I want to see an inch growth between the two. Am I asking for too much?
My boys’ growth also means their clothes are getting too small. Besides doctor’s appointments, this is my best method to measure their growth. I recently changed their clothes for a bigger size, because this is what their pants (and tops) looked like:
Keep growing, my boys!