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The Bashful Mimosa Encounter

It’s amazing to be a kid, everything is new and there’s always something to discover. To a child even the most mundane things can be a source of wonder. 


During an out of town trip, this little girl discovered the Bashful Mimosa or Makahiya plant. She was in awe of how the plant “closed” at the touch of her finger and ended up hunting “open” ones for a significant part of her afternoon. She was surprised how her simple action can affect change in the plant. I told her that the plant is very shy and sensitive to touch, like the Makahiya other plants also have feelings and we should take care not to hurt them. 



Later on she said, “Look Mommy, it’s just like a game in my iPod.” . . . hmmmm digital kids!

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