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    Aberdeenplotter is offline Gardening Guru
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    He was 2lb10oz at birth and scared the hell out of us. We were terrified he might not be the full shilling but he's as bright as a button. If he says he's a paleontologist, we're all happy for him to be a paleontologist, in fact we are now actively encouraging him in that direction.

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    When my eldest was 3 he helped me plant hyacinths into bowls. "Nice and cosy" he said as we put the compost around the bulbs. Fifteen years on, guess what I say every time I pot up the hyacinths for spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    My youngest grandson (5 years old) is very much into dinosaurs as well but is still keen on gardening. Little sod tells me he is a paleontologist. 5 years old and he is a flemmin paleontologist? Don't ya just admire their whatsit
    Sounds like me at that age. I grew out of the dinosaurs but not the science - I'm a physicist now.
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    It's quite bizarre,my dad tried to get me into it when I was younger, but all I wanted to do was fly an aeroplane and was not interested. When I moved in with my partner I suddenly became hooked on gardening, however learnt to fly a plane and work as an aircraft engineer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    My youngest grandson (5 years old) is very much into dinosaurs as well but is still keen on gardening. Little sod tells me he is a paleontologist. 5 years old and he is a flemmin paleontologist? Don't ya just admire their whatsit
    AP - If he hasn't already got them you should get him the Nigel Marvin DVD set - my eldest grandson was hooked on these when he was 4 or 5 and could pronounce all the dinosaur names - he was getting 10 out of 10 at the quiz on dinosaurs contained at the end of the programme/s.

    I enjoyed watching them myself
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    Haha I got my Son into helping me in the garden as well, he is 3 and he also loves Dinosaurs infact...
    When he was 2 we went to Argos and there was a dinosaur train dinosaur and of course he wanted it so I said if he wanted it he had to tell me what it was. Cue me standing there mouth agog when he said ''it's a Triceratops, silly daddy'' so then I had to buy it
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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyC View Post
    When my eldest was 3 he helped me plant hyacinths into bowls. "Nice and cosy" he said as we put the compost around the bulbs. Fifteen years on, guess what I say every time I pot up the hyacinths for spring.
    I love this story. I'll be saying it from now on too. Shame they have to grow up isn't it?

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    I have identical twin 4 year old girls. One loves gardening, the other hates it. Our 5 year old son is in between, Go figure

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