The craziest thing about planting seeds (aside from watching something that, in some cases, looks nearly indistinguishable from a small rock turn into a soft, living green thing) is the visible progress you can see over the course of a day.

We got our daughter some little seed starting kits (STEM, but you can eat it if it works) and planted them last weekend. The snap peas are going crazy but the tomatoes are more reserved.

This morning, one tomato plant was just starting to unfurl out of the dirt. Now it is almost an inch tall. And it has some friends following suit.

Things (as I am constantly reminding said daughter) take time. But there can be joy and wonder in the wait.