One of the greatest things about being a parent is being able to introduce your kid to new things. Since Sloane loves fruit so much, taking her to pick apples or grapes feels equivalent to taking her to a magic kingdom where jewels and sweets grow on plants far as the eye can see. I love sharing it all with her: 'Sloane, this is our world, isn't it amazing?!'
On our way to the farm, we could hardly contain our excitement, me for the prospect of getting lots of strawberries, but also for the joy of showing Sloane a giant field of strawberries that she could roam around in. The fields were plentiful with ripe strawberries and we went right to work. She loved helping, and was diligent in her task of bringing back handfuls of strawberries back to our box. When we told her we had to leave, she was aghast and tearful. We assured her that a big box of strawberries was coming home with us and you better believe she kept her eye on that box next to her in the backseat the whole way home.