So any old SNL fans out there who can throw down the lyrics to “Choppin’ Broccoli”? (click here in case you care to reminisce)
Back in the day I caught this SNL skit, where Carvey sings “choppin’ brocco-lay. choppin’ brocco-liy.” And it makes me giggle and laugh every time I am in my garden. I have no idea why. I could not remember this week that we needed sponges, and they were not on the grocery list and so it’s been like three weeks without a dish sponge in the Bianchi house. But I can remember this song.
Random. But here is why I let you in on my fragmented little mind. This week MOPS International, a worldwide organization that reaches hundreds of thousands of mothers, ran a post I wrote about broccoli and kids and what to do in the garden and how to answer a seemingly simple dinnertime question: “Mama, where does broccoli come from?”
MOPS helps moms know we are not alone, or nearly as crazy as we may think (even if Dana Carvey songs hang out in our minds for 10+ years). They helped me survive my first months as a mother of a newborn who, truth be told, I thought about returning to the doctor and saying “hey, I think you made a mistake, this one cries way too much.” And they helped me know that I was not alone.
And I’m still not. There are already LOTS of comments on the Momology blog from moms like me, trying to help their kids learn to love the outdoors. So if you have a second, hop on over to their site. And if you leave a comment, you may just win yourself a copy of Green Mama.
Chop on! And start digging in the dirt this weekend.