What do infants and bees have in frequent? They do not learn the identical books as me.
Our queen bee arrived on July 20. We named her Constance Amelia Maund. She is about three months outdated right here and staring on the daylight by means of the bushes for the primary time.
As you will have guessed, I’ve been on ‘bee maternity depart’ since then.
You see, I learn plenty of child books earlier than she arrived however threw them out not lengthy after. Constance clearly hadn’t examine ‘the routine’. As a substitute, I caught to Dr. Spock’s reassuring phrases and let child paved the way. Dr. Spock is just like the Ted Hooper of the newborn guide world.
Like bees, infants additionally allow you to see the world by means of new eyes. Constance loves her pram walks. On gentle, autumn days we stayed out for hours trying on the daylight by means of the bushes and the colours of the autumn leaves. For me too, it was like seeing this stuff for the primary time and realizing how fantastic they had been.
Generally I’d get her out of the pram and we’d stroll beneath the weeping willows in order that she might really feel the light branches sweep throughout her face and take a better have a look at the geese. She wasn’t positive in regards to the geese.
After the hours went again, our walks turned shorter and our journeys to the library extra frequent – a great alternative for Constance to see all these books she was speculated to have learn.
She largely likes the touch-and-feel books, notably That is not my unicorn!.
Winter is right here now. I inform Constance plenty of tales to maintain her entertained on darkish December days, notably in regards to the bees and the way they’re trying ahead to spring as a lot as we’re.
I do not know what our ‘routine’ will seem like subsequent yr. I hope to have a few Saturday afternoons right here and there to go to the apiary and produce again house extra tales from the opposite beekeepers to inform Constance.
Till then, I might prefer to want people and hymenopterans all over the place a really merry festive season.