Touch Me Not
When I was just a little kid, I remember being highly fascinated by the reaction of this unique plant called Mimosa pudica or Touch Me Not upon contact. I love looking for it and touching it to see the leaves closing and waited patiently for them to open up again only to touch them again to see them close. I can do this the entire day without getting bored.
We go to the playground almost every evening and I let Ethan play with this too when he was younger. Being homeschooled, my boys learn a lot outdoors. I continue doing the same with Ayden but it was difficult to find this Touch Me Not leaves these days.
A couple of days ago, Ethan found this plant together with a friend. They happily touched the leaves to see them closing when Ethan stopped his friend and told him to save some for Ayden. Ethan quickly ran to us and brought Ayden to the plant. He told Ayden to touch the leaf and the little brother happily obliged. When the leaf closes, Ayden squealed in excitement.
It quickly became a game where the kids try to outdo each other and try to close as many leaves as possible.
I still have no idea why the leaves of this plant do this. The boys questioned me obviously but I have no answer. I told them we will google for the answer together tomorrow but if any of you knows the answer, do share and help save me all the trouble
Anyway as usual, here is a video of Ayden’s virgin Touch Me Not experience
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I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.
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